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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2008, 08:27:29 AM »
"Flirting with infinity, your geometric progeny
That fit inside you oh so tight
With triangles that feel so right."


3.14159....
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2008, 09:30:01 AM »
With triangles that feel so right.



Happy Pi Day!
Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??

SushieBoy

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2008, 09:47:13 PM »
Who cares about pi day? We all forgot about MAR10 Mario day. I knew but didn't feel like reminding you all.
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2008, 10:53:35 PM »
I'd like to take this moment to point out how much I hate math because of how badly I suck at it, and how my current status in Precalculus is probably going to prevent me from walking at the end of the year.

Also, no one forgot MAR10, we were just too busy playing Brawl to care.
As a game that requires six friends, an HDTV, and skill, I can see why the majority of TMK is going to hate on it hard.

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2008, 11:59:24 PM »

Those are equilateral, not right.

I'd like to take this moment to point out how much I hate math because of how badly I suck at it, and how my current status in Precalculus is probably going to prevent me from walking at the end of the year.
For a moment I interpreted this as you saying your precal teacher would break your legs if you failed.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2008, 12:01:32 AM by MaxVance »
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

The Chef

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2008, 07:14:21 AM »
Be glad you're not me Wiggles. I still can't get out of Math B. :(

« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2008, 12:13:56 PM »
Thankfully, Math B wasn't required for me to graduate. I dropped after B1, as did many students in my grade.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

AbercrombieBaseball

  • FitchPitch
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2008, 12:20:05 PM »
It seems the most common problem people have with math is a mental block.

You have to keep a positive attitude and an open mind with math. Don't let people scare you with stories of "how horrible Algebra is" or that "geometric proofs are a waste of time" or that "word problems are stupid" and "fractions are pointless". Most every application in math has a purpose (although you really aren't likely to use calculus at all in the real world unless you are a certain kind of engineer or a math teacher--if you have the option in high school, take stats instead of calculus, especially if it counts for college credit).

I've got a friend who says he is no good at math. However, he can do pretty well if he actually tells himself that he's good and gets some help when he needs it. For as bad as he thinks he is, he usually got a B in his high school math courses and aced tests he got help for (and by help, I mean from someone other than the teacher--I used to work on assignments with him at lunch).

Now if you really aren't good at just mathematical thinking, what you need is practice. Another buddy of mine had that problem (in every one of his classes, actually). However, he got instructions to do extra work for a semester. He wound up getting A's and B's in math (and science, with the exception of physics) all throughout high school.

And if you don't do any work in math it shows. A friend who had an A average in Algebra decided to take Algebra II and geometry at the same time. He worked hard in Algebra II and got an A. He slacked off in geometry and barely made a B. (He also had a 0% in economics for a short time since he didn't hand in his first three assignments).

I used to use computer programs to get ahead in math. There was a big set of CDs called Mind Power Math, not sure if they still make them, they had a course in every area of high school math plus Calc I (which you can use in college). No stats CD, but lots of good examples and practice problems. There was also an old Math Blaster spinoff called Geometry Blaster, which has to be the best program for proofs. And if you find you can't do your arithmetic without a calculator, better dust off that old copy of Math Blaster (I actually still have mine--as well as my copies of Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail, and Number Munchers).

Kuromatsu

  • 黒松
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2008, 02:50:44 PM »
It seems the most common problem people have with math is a mental block.

You have to keep a positive attitude and an open mind with math. Don't let people scare you with stories of "how horrible Algebra is" or that "geometric proofs are a waste of time" or that "word problems are stupid" and "fractions are pointless". Most every application in math has a purpose (although you really aren't likely to use calculus at all in the real world unless you are a certain kind of engineer or a math teacher--if you have the option in high school, take stats instead of calculus, especially if it counts for college credit).

I've got a friend who says he is no good at math. However, he can do pretty well if he actually tells himself that he's good and gets some help when he needs it. For as bad as he thinks he is, he usually got a B in his high school math courses and aced tests he got help for (and by help, I mean from someone other than the teacher--I used to work on assignments with him at lunch).

Now if you really aren't good at just mathematical thinking, what you need is practice. Another buddy of mine had that problem (in every one of his classes, actually). However, he got instructions to do extra work for a semester. He wound up getting A's and B's in math (and science, with the exception of physics) all throughout high school.
Well Yeah, we already knew that, School is just another form of a living hell. Getting a mental block is pretty much standard for every single class. Its just that when it comes to algebra and whatnot, people misjudge what the numbers mean, and conclude that the learning of this subject is pointless.

To me, its a whole different story altogether. My Algebra teacher could be compared with Satan. He pretty much gave the work and pretty much left us for dead. I was one of the lucky ones that actually passed the class. I got a D-. Everyone got a F or worse. Our teacher called us a "[Diety] Dam Disgrace."

Of course, that time has long passed me now. I am programming games. and I still think algebra is pointless.

« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2008, 04:28:57 PM »
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I never really had trouble with any math, things usually clicked in my head quickly with formulas on how to solve problems, etc.

It was just really, REALLY tedious. I have technically not taken a Math class since 10th grade, and I didn't take any math class in SCCC (yet, anyway), but I never really did that bad on the math sections of the ACT and SAT I, except for the fact that I took my time on problems, a little bit too much time, to the point where I couldn't finish the sections.

In 8th grade, in middle school, I found that math was one of my best subjects. It was also the class I slept in the most. A student teacher that was there for awhile called my name to answer a problem on a test we took the day before. I was in my "sleeping, but alert of things going on around me" mode, and knowing that the room went quiet, I kinda felt something was wrong. Then she repeated my name.

I snapped back up from my desk, and solved the problem quickly. They wondered how. The teacher never seemed to have a problem with my classroom slumber, she must've known that my grades were fine in her class.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

N64 Chick

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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2008, 07:42:22 PM »
I didn't forget about Mar10. I just didn't have internet that day. So I just played Mario Party 5... XP
Fangirling over Luigi since 1999.

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2008, 07:01:43 PM »
I remembered Mario Day farther in advance than I did Pi Day--in fact, I would've forgotten had my math teacher not reminded me of the latter. I celebrated neither, but did mentally honor them (but, did you all celebrate Pi Day at 1:59 PM? That's when it counts!).
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2008, 10:30:57 AM »
(but, did you all celebrate Pi Day at 1:59 PM? That's when it counts!).
Should be at 1:59 AM. At 1:59 PM, 13 hours have already passed.
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

Kimimaru

  • Max Stats
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2008, 10:16:40 PM »
We just watched this video and had some good pies and cakes. We also had a pie eating contest.
The Mario series is the best! It has every genre in video games but RTS'! It also has a plumber who does different roles, a princess, and a lot of odd creatures who don't seem to poop!

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2008, 08:36:13 AM »
Should be at 1:59 AM. At 1:59 PM, 13 hours have already passed.
Well, if you want to get up that early, be my guest.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

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