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#11401 2013-06-15 00:22:46

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, but increasingly fewer each year.

#11402 2013-06-15 00:24:24

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hmmm, 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.

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#11403 2013-06-15 00:31:03

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

The thing that shocked me most was that pretty much half the people taking a maths A-level get an A in it. That is awful. Talk about maths being devalued.

#11404 2013-06-15 00:34:04

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That 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.

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#11405 2013-06-15 00:37:13

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I 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 2013-06-15 00:40:35

bobbym
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Posts: 81,417

Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I think it is a result of sticking to the same type of questions for many years.

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.

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#11407 2013-06-15 00:44:30

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

For the most part, I think so. They claim in their syllabus to test proof by contradiction and by counter-example, but in the 400 or so maths papers I have done, never have I encountered one question like that.

#11408 2013-06-15 00:46:59

bobbym
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Posts: 81,417

Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

The true test of any system is how well it is meeting the needs of the society it is in.

Are you better prepared because of the system?


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.

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#11409 2013-06-15 04:22:36

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, but the style of questions means it is possible to have no idea what is going on.

#11410 2013-06-15 04:23:24

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Common 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.

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#11411 2013-06-15 04:44:43

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It is the whole 'read, remember and regurgitate' that people want to replace with 'read, reflect and respond'.

#11412 2013-06-15 04:46:42

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Thinking 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.

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#11413 2013-06-15 04:50:02

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

What is that?

#11414 2013-06-15 04:54:36

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Dress 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.

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#11415 2013-06-15 05:40:59

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, there are a lot of those in my school...

#11416 2013-06-15 05:44:22

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

A 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.

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#11417 2013-06-15 05:47:15

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Is it a good idea for nobody to reflect for themselves?

#11418 2013-06-15 05:50:54

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Of 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.

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#11419 2013-06-15 05:54:03

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That makes sense...

#11420 2013-06-15 05:55:14

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, 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.

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#11421 2013-06-15 05:59:20

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hmm, that would explain H's brain. Someone probably dropped it before putting it in her.

#11422 2013-06-15 06:04:03

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Possibly 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.

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#11423 2013-06-15 07:49:25

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Brain removers, that reminds me of what they did in the concentration camps. I read about it, horribly gruesome.

#11424 2013-06-15 08:06:50

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,417

Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hopefully, 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.

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#11425 2013-06-15 09:59:34

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, it was terrible.

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