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math worksheetsAs stated in my intro thread, I make math worksheets on Excel for fun. #2 20131125 09:47:26
Re: math worksheetsMathematica is not a spreadsheet program. It is a Computer Algebra System. It can do almost anything mathrelated and many things that are not. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #3 20131125 10:03:20
Re: math worksheetsI don't have it, so I'm just curious if it makes worksheets. #4 20131125 10:11:17
Re: math worksheetsIt doesn't worksheets, but it can do anything you would want to do with a worksheet. The only problem is price (unless you can fibd it for free like some of us have ). The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #5 20131125 10:15:13
Re: math worksheetslike i said, i make a lot of worksheets that are selfreplicating. i just want to offer them (free) to people on this forum who have a need for them. i figured it's a good way to get to know more people here. #6 20131125 10:24:28
Re: math worksheetsWhat kind of spreadsheets? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #7 20131125 10:38:20
Re: math worksheetsfor example, when i teach inverse operations to my students. I made worksheets that had problems like 2x+1=17 #8 20131125 11:56:44
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But if he is doing the worksheets by firing up a PRNG, it could be possible in Mathematica too. 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #9 20131125 12:12:55
Re: math worksheetsAs I understand it, he created Excel spreadsheets with random numbers to generate the problems. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #10 20131125 12:25:39
Re: math worksheetsYes. Why can't Mathematica generate random numbers? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #11 20131125 12:27:01
Re: math worksheetsIt can. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #12 20131125 13:54:33
Re: math worksheetsIt can also generate random answers too. 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. #13 20131125 20:19:10
Re: math worksheetsAnd, as you've shown us, random problems. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #14 20131125 20:32:59
Re: math worksheetsAnd random random numbers too. 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. #15 20131125 20:35:28
Re: math worksheetsCan it generate random functions? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #16 20131125 21:59:08
Re: math worksheetsYes, even random CAS. 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. #17 20131125 22:15:54
Re: math worksheetsAnd random computers? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #18 20131125 22:29:58
Re: math worksheetsComputers are already random, they never do the same thing twice and are unpredictable. 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. #19 20131126 05:37:22
Re: math worksheetsRandom paradigms. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #20 20131126 10:31:59
Re: math worksheetsUsing Excel does have an advantage: one's pupils are more likely to be able to take a copy and practise at home. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #21 20131128 03:06:46
Re: math worksheetsAnd now Wolfram Alpha has a problem creator feature! 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #22 20131128 03:11:40
Re: math worksheetsYes but have they changed it over to a free service yet? 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. 