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#1 2016-07-05 14:24:33

Subramanyan
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Registered: 2016-07-05
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Hi!

I am a retired Electrical engineer.
My particular interest is below:
"No other subject has won so much praise from great minds as Mathematics. For its beauty, fun, thrill, mystery, joy, excitement, romance, challenges.
Yet polls find that Mathematics is the most feared subject for school students.                                                                    Like milk for Thenali Raman’s (Indian folklore) cat. Both for the same reason; “the way they are served".

Professor  Marcus du Sautoy, (Simonyi chair, Oxford) has said that the beauty of maths that “motivates every Mathematician” is missing from schools, and yet amazing things could be shown with even primary school mathematical ability.                      Add to this the strong case from developmental neuro plasticity, for exposing young minds to varied aspects of mathematics, as early as possible.

When ‘amazing things could be shown’ with just addition and subtraction, they should.  Multiplication, division and fractions, should have to wait a bit.   

Subramanyan

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#2 2016-07-05 14:40:24

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Hi!

Howdy, wlcome to the forum.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#3 2016-07-06 05:40:06

zetafunc
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Registered: 2014-05-21
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Re: Hi!

Welcome!

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#4 2016-07-07 17:24:50

ganesh
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Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 23,437

Re: Hi!

Hi,

Welcome to the forum!


It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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