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You are not logged in. #11401 20130615 22:22:46#11402 20130615 22:24:24
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHmmm, that is a problem. That is what happened over here. One thing is for certain, less is not more, despite what they say. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11403 20130615 22:31:03
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThe thing that shocked me most was that pretty much half the people taking a maths Alevel get an A in it. That is awful. Talk about maths being devalued. #11404 20130615 22:34:04
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThat is caused by easier tests or better trained people? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11405 20130615 22:37:13
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI think it is a result of sticking to the same type of questions for many years. 10 years ago, a candidate might find it hard if there is only 1 past paper to practice. Now, there are at least 20 for each module  since the exam doesn't change in its monotonous style, it is much easier to pass with so many 'copies' from previous years. I don't think the exams have got easier, nor the students 'smarter'. #11406 20130615 22:40:35
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula
Why is that? Lazy test makers? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11407 20130615 22:44:30
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaFor the most part, I think so. They claim in their syllabus to test proof by contradiction and by counterexample, but in the 400 or so maths papers I have done, never have I encountered one question like that. #11408 20130615 22:46:59
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThe true test of any system is how well it is meeting the needs of the society it is in. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11409 20130616 02:22:36
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, but the style of questions means it is possible to have no idea what is going on. #11410 20130616 02:23:24
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaCommon problem in mathematics. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11411 20130616 02:44:43
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt is the whole 'read, remember and regurgitate' that people want to replace with 'read, reflect and respond'. #11412 20130616 02:46:42
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThinking is on the way out. Soon to replaced by doing what everyone else does. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11413 20130616 02:50:02#11414 20130616 02:54:36
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaDress the same. Talk the same. Think whatever the latest pop star tells them to think in the album. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11415 20130616 03:40:59
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, there are a lot of those in my school... #11416 20130616 03:44:22
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaA lot is not good enough. We need more of them. You will have to be liquidated to make way for more. What do you think of that idea? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11417 20130616 03:47:15
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIs it a good idea for nobody to reflect for themselves? #11418 20130616 03:50:54
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaOf course not. The whole idea is to have a perfectly unused brain when you die. That way you can get your money back. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11419 20130616 03:54:03#11420 20130616 03:55:14
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, they will probably remove the brain at birth and keep it in cold storage. When you die they put it back in. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11421 20130616 03:59:20
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHmm, that would explain H's brain. Someone probably dropped it before putting it in her. #11422 20130616 04:04:03
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaPossibly it may have rolled around on the floor and been kicked by passing pedestrians. There will be a big call for competent brain removers in the future. I am thinking of investing in it and buying some stock. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11423 20130616 05:49:25
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaBrain removers, that reminds me of what they did in the concentration camps. I read about it, horribly gruesome. #11424 20130616 06:06:50
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHopefully, I was just joking. Nobody wants to see that comeback. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11425 20130616 07:59:34 