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**FiggelHorn****Member**- Registered: 2011-05-21
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Hey guys

My name is mark I'm currently doing year 11(16 years old) math B, I really enjoy math even though I'm not extremely good at it partially because I missed an entire year moving from South Africa to here (Australia) etc. Not that its an excuse since that is one of the wonderful things about math you can always catch up (just need to put in the effort). But enough with all the sob stories were not on Australia's got talent, I hope to learn as much as possible from this site while still having an extremely good time, I also hope to become an active member in this community giving and taking as much as possible.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum. Look forward to hearing more from you.

I'm in the UK. Nor sure what maths B means exactly, but happy to help whatever.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi FiggelHorn;

Welcome to the forum!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**FiggelHorn****Member**- Registered: 2011-05-21
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Yeah Bob I didn't understand it much when I came here

Math A is like the everyday math, where as math B is like a little harder and then math C is calculus which you have to do in conjunction with math B . . . It's pretty hard to explain I'll add a wiki link that explains it a lot better in the bottom.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics_education_in_Australia

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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ok, thanks for the link.

so where are you wrt 'semesters'?

What I'm trying to get a handle on is this.

in uk the year 11 students are just taking end of course exams = GCSE., at the moment

Then new courses at A level start in September.

Bob

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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**FiggelHorn****Member**- Registered: 2011-05-21
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There are 4 semesters from year 11 to year 12, each semester is then also divided into two terms. I am currently doing semester 1 term 2, so thats

Exploring Data / Statistics

Indices and Logarithms/ Exponential Functions

I tried to read up on the GCSE but I really couldn't make sence of it all . . .

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi FiggelHorn,

Good wishes for the semesters.

Welcome to the forum!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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**Lynn16****Member**- Registered: 2011-07-11
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Hay Mark! You live in austrlia??!! I have always wanted to!!! That is so cool! I am 16 also going to 11th grade, just two more years! LOL! Have you ever been in America?

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