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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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Hello all!

Obviously, I am new to this forum...I am interested in hearing any great ideas for teaching mathematics to secondary school students. Also, I myself am interested in real analysis, abstract geometry, and logic...also love riddles, puzzles, and terrible jokes...

Q: What did the zero say to the eight?

A: Nice Belt!

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

-Bertrand Russell

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Hey darthradius... nice name! And nice joke too! Welcome to the forum.

Puzzles and jokes are good! I also like conundrums and rebuses.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Hi darthradius, and welcome. Have enjoyed reading your posts already.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Yes, welcome darthradius. I also love terrible jokes.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Just watch his signature for a daily dose.

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**Wanna be math wiz****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-24
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just wondering, where is everyone from?

Imagination is more important than knowledge

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I have kinda lost track. US, UK, Australia, India, Portugal ...

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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And I'm pretty sure there is someone from Japan. Where are you from?

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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It sounds like there were a lot of people from the UK...

I'm a Chicagoan

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

-Bertrand Russell

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**insomnia****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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Don't forgot Jersey!

Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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Now, I'm curious...

what is the difference, really...

novice, member, full member, moderator, administrator

How is it that I became a member? How did I get past novice? Why am I not a full member?

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

-Bertrand Russell

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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You only become a full member after a big meal ... of course!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**Wanna be math wiz****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-24
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Im from London, what about you justlookingforthemoment?

Imagination is more important than knowledge

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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insomnia: OK then, I won't forgot it.

darthradius: With the exception of admin and mod, your 'rank' depends solely on your post count. You become a member at 5, full member at 30, power member at 250 and super member at 1000, if I remember.

MathsIsFun:

Wanna be math wiz: justlookingforthemoment is from Australia.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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Ah ha! and admin/mod?

-Bertrand Russell

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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MathsIsFun is the only admin the forum will ever have (unless he leaves it to someone in his will or something) because he founded it. Mods are people who the admin trusts enough to give powers to that will help him keep the forum a nice, fun place.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**Wanna be math wiz****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-24
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Thanks mathsyperson

Imagination is more important than knowledge

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Wanna be math wiz: Like mathsy already said, I'm from Australia. Yesterday was the first day of... summer! It was *really* hot. Except today it's raining.

mathsyperson: Writing like this is fun.

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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Ohmigosh...I don't even want to hear this...It is currently 18°F here...but it feels like 6....

Brrrr....*shivers*

-Bertrand Russell

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Is it snowing there? I like snow. I've seen it real snow only twice, in two separate years, in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Maybe we can create a pipeline through this forum - channel cold air to those suffering in the heat, and pull the warm air from Australia and India to the cold-afflicted.

At least in our minds.

Remember, guys and gals, you can post pictures ... how about some sunny beaches and snow-blown streets ... ?

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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There is just a bit of flurries that have collected on the trees...nothing major

-Bertrand Russell

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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its winter in chennai....its raining cats and dogs...yesterday we had 25 cm of rain...and temp is between 20 and 25 degrees Centigrade....very very cold......

I am very comfortable at 40 degrees Centigrade !

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Hang on. Between 20 and 25 degrees Centigrade is very cold? Buh?

We had a blizzard about a week ago, but it was mainly wind with not much snow, so it didn't leave any snow afterwards.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Mathsy, if you didn't know this earlier, Chennai is between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer, and the people here are far more comfortable with Summer than winter! Many have respiratory syndromes and the winter is not too conducive. Again, if you didn't know that before, Chennai is one of the hottest cities in the world! A bonus is the fact that it is one of the cheapest metropoloitans with population of 5 million plus in the world!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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