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Mathematics is such a complex field and it takes a special brain to be good at it.

If a graduate got even a 3RD in Mathematics, would you say they are a Mathematician?

I have a degree in Drama so my brain is FAR from Mathematics but if I got a 3RD in Mathematics I would be VERY happy ^_^

If a graduate got even a 3RD in Mathematics, would you say they are a Mathematician?

I have a degree in Drama so my brain is FAR from Mathematics but if I got a 3RD in Mathematics I would be VERY happy ^_^

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Mathematics is such a complex field and it takes a special brain to be good at it.

If a graduate got even a 3RD in Mathematics, would you say they are a Mathematician?

I have a degree in Drama so my brain is FAR from Mathematics but if I got a 3RD in Mathematics I would be VERY happy ^_^

**xjay1234**)Mathematics is such a complex field and it takes a special brain to be good at it.

If a graduate got even a 3RD in Mathematics, would you say they are a Mathematician?

I have a degree in Drama so my brain is FAR from Mathematics but if I got a 3RD in Mathematics I would be VERY happy ^_^

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Yes.

I would say you're a mathematician from the moment you took interest in the subject

I would say you're a mathematician from the moment you took interest in the subject

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Yes.

I would say you're a mathematician from the moment you took interest in the subject

**LostGear**)Yes.

I would say you're a mathematician from the moment you took interest in the subject

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HAHAHAH I AM FAR from a Mathematician, I am just fascinated with it, there was a girl I used to hang and bang with she was a Science wizard in Chemistry and Physics and was a bit of a Mathematician in her own right. Sometimes I wonder why I kicked her aside. Only cos she never satisfied my needs sexually imagine that....

**xjay1234**)HAHAHAH I AM FAR from a Mathematician, I am just fascinated with it, there was a girl I used to hang and bang with she was a Science wizard in Chemistry and Physics and was a bit of a Mathematician in her own right. Sometimes I wonder why I kicked her aside. Only cos she never satisfied my needs sexually imagine that....

OK, you may not be a great mathematician, but a mathematician still

Are you looking to follow up your fascination for maths with a degree?

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You know how in games you rank from level 1 to a 100? I'd say that you'd only be 'qualified' to be called a Mathematician if you are near level 55. That is being in the middle of a challenging undergraduate degree and doing well.

True Mathematicians however are those who dedicate their lives to it - Researchers and Lecturers for example.

True Mathematicians however are those who dedicate their lives to it - Researchers and Lecturers for example.

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Yes, maybe years ago when only a tiny minority of people went to uni. But you would probably be looking at a first in maths at the very least to justify the title in an informal usage. Of course really you shouldn't be called a mathematician any more than you should be called a historian or psychologist until such time as you start a career where you aim to earn a living solely from studying that subject, i.e. a Ph.D.

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Maybe you should hook up with her again!

OK, you may not be a great mathematician, but a mathematician still

Are you looking to follow up your fascination for maths with a degree?

**LostGear**)Maybe you should hook up with her again!

OK, you may not be a great mathematician, but a mathematician still

Are you looking to follow up your fascination for maths with a degree?

Nope I already have my degree in Drama. But I do respect those that are excellent in the science and mathematical field.

But I do want to know what are the subjects that are taught at a Maths Degree level obviously fractions are not taught ^_^

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Yes, maybe years ago when only a tiny minority of people went to uni. But you would probably be looking at a first in maths at the very least to justify the title in an informal usage. Of course really you shouldn't be called a mathematician any more than you should be called a historian or psychologist until such time as you start a career where you aim to earn a living solely from studying that subject, i.e. a Ph.D.

**scrotgrot**)Yes, maybe years ago when only a tiny minority of people went to uni. But you would probably be looking at a first in maths at the very least to justify the title in an informal usage. Of course really you shouldn't be called a mathematician any more than you should be called a historian or psychologist until such time as you start a career where you aim to earn a living solely from studying that subject, i.e. a Ph.D.

Look at this Caucasian woman she did/doing a Mathematics Degree she was funny ahahhaa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9aGVUZ3YA

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You aren't really a true mathematician until you have a job as one and they are very rare most people specialise in an applied field and become a physicist or banker etc-I am even planning to become a meteorologist, there are few mathematicians.

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You aren't really a true mathematician until you have a job as one and they are very rare most people specialise in an applied field and become a physicist or banker etc-I am even planning to become a meteorologist, there are few mathematicians.

**Dalek1099**)You aren't really a true mathematician until you have a job as one and they are very rare most people specialise in an applied field and become a physicist or banker etc-I am even planning to become a meteorologist, there are few mathematicians.

What job classes you as a Mathematician? Rocket Scientist?

So that skill that you have from University with your MATHEMATICS Degree don't make you NEAR a Mathematician???

REALLY?????

So that skill you have you wouldn't be able to help somebody that needs help with a complex Mathematics homework??

Really???

A graduate from Oxford in Mathematics are not a Mathematician then? They are just a graduate. The skill they have in Mathematics means nothing. They are not a Mathematician till they have a JOB that says MATHEMATICIAN? ^_^ lol

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So are Mathematic teachers at school Mathematicians?

What job classes you as a Mathematician? Rocket Scientist?

So that skill that you have from University with your MATHEMATICS Degree don't make you NEAR a Mathematician???

REALLY?????

So that skill you have you wouldn't be able to help somebody that needs help with a complex Mathematics homework??

Really???

A graduate from Oxford in Mathematics are not a Mathematician then? They are just a graduate. The skill they have in Mathematics means nothing. They are not a Mathematician till they have a JOB that says MATHEMATICIAN? ^_^ lol

**xjay1234**)So are Mathematic teachers at school Mathematicians?

What job classes you as a Mathematician? Rocket Scientist?

So that skill that you have from University with your MATHEMATICS Degree don't make you NEAR a Mathematician???

REALLY?????

So that skill you have you wouldn't be able to help somebody that needs help with a complex Mathematics homework??

Really???

A graduate from Oxford in Mathematics are not a Mathematician then? They are just a graduate. The skill they have in Mathematics means nothing. They are not a Mathematician till they have a JOB that says MATHEMATICIAN? ^_^ lol

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People who do a job in Mathematics are Mathematicians(usually pure maths researchers) the rest are effectively scientists eg.physicists,engineers there are some financers though I think there is room for debate with those who are physicists as well as mathematicians like Stephen Hawking I think-you have to have a job in Mathematics not Science to class as one.I wouldn't really class Maths teachers as mathematicians just teachers really they aren't experts in the Mathematics field and do it for their living.

**Dalek1099**)People who do a job in Mathematics are Mathematicians(usually pure maths researchers) the rest are effectively scientists eg.physicists,engineers there are some financers though I think there is room for debate with those who are physicists as well as mathematicians like Stephen Hawking I think-you have to have a job in Mathematics not Science to class as one.I wouldn't really class Maths teachers as mathematicians just teachers really they aren't experts in the Mathematics field and do it for their living.

RIGHT!

Hawkins the disabled guy that says God doesn't exist OH HIM! YEAH!

He is into real complex Science-Mathematical 5hit!

So Mathematical Science TEachers in schools with a PHD are not Mathematicians they are just a poor man's or poor woman's Mathematics person?

Okay so what makes you and EXPERT at Mathematics?

What could Hawkins for example tell me about Fractions and Percentages that would put him in a league above a Mathematics teacher? ^_^

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i think it is rather rare to see a mathematician in this day and age compared to centuries ago (excluding university lectureres and affiliated etc)

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**xjay1234**)

So are Mathematic teachers at school Mathematicians?

What job classes you as a Mathematician? Rocket Scientist?

So that skill that you have from University with your MATHEMATICS Degree don't make you NEAR a Mathematician???

REALLY?????

So that skill you have you wouldn't be able to help somebody that needs help with a complex Mathematics homework??

Really???

A graduate from Oxford in Mathematics are not a Mathematician then? They are just a graduate. The skill they have in Mathematics means nothing. They are not a Mathematician till they have a JOB that says MATHEMATICIAN? ^_^ lol

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Huh... you see I would call someone a mathematician only if that was their job. I wouldn't include a lecturer in that, unless they did research or pure maths as part of that contract. I would count theoretical physicists or chemists, I would be reluctant to include actuaries and others involved in insurance/finance/economics....

Basically, if you work in pure mathematics, then you're a mathematician as far as I'm concerned, otherwise you're just some who uses or likes maths to an above average level.

Basically, if you work in pure mathematics, then you're a mathematician as far as I'm concerned, otherwise you're just some who uses or likes maths to an above average level.

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OH so to be a Mathematician you have to RESEARCH Maths?

RIGHT!

Hawkins the disabled guy that says God doesn't exist OH HIM! YEAH!

He is into real complex Science-Mathematical 5hit!

So Mathematical Science TEachers in schools with a PHD are not Mathematicians they are just a poor man's or poor woman's Mathematics person?

Okay so what makes you and EXPERT at Mathematics?

What could Hawkins for example tell me about Fractions and Percentages that would put him in a league above a Mathematics teacher? ^_^

**xjay1234**)OH so to be a Mathematician you have to RESEARCH Maths?

RIGHT!

Hawkins the disabled guy that says God doesn't exist OH HIM! YEAH!

He is into real complex Science-Mathematical 5hit!

So Mathematical Science TEachers in schools with a PHD are not Mathematicians they are just a poor man's or poor woman's Mathematics person?

Okay so what makes you and EXPERT at Mathematics?

What could Hawkins for example tell me about Fractions and Percentages that would put him in a league above a Mathematics teacher? ^_^

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mate, you need to calm down a little bit. Its 3am....perhaps past your bedtime?

**newblood**)mate, you need to calm down a little bit. Its 3am....perhaps past your bedtime?

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i think it is rather rare to see a mathematician in this day and age compared to centuries ago (excluding university lectureres and affiliated etc)

**newblood**)i think it is rather rare to see a mathematician in this day and age compared to centuries ago (excluding university lectureres and affiliated etc)

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