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    ... wish me luck :-)

    TLDR: worked in industry for 10 years doing various roles, time to ignite old skills, and solve tomorrow's problems.

    I'm studying Mathematics & Statistics under the AQA exam board. Any you younger folks under a similar regime? See you around.
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    (Original post by AlumniBlix)
    ... wish me luck :-)

    TLDR: worked in industry for 10 years doing various roles, time to ignite old skills, and solve tomorrow's problems.

    I'm studying Mathematics & Statistics under the AQA exam board. Any you younger folks under a similar regime? See you around.
    why exactly other than fun and lots of free time?
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    Well, looking a head in my career, I need to submerge myself into understanding mathematics for certain jobs in the future. I'm looking to understand more about deeper elements of Statistics. I'm rusty with going through the motions of solving equations, so it makes sense to get back into good habits, go through the motions, fill a few knowledge gaps and get to an even playing field. Besides, I think for those who haven't touched mathematics since leaving college or university, and have been out in industry, appreciate how beneficial mathematics is to employers - even if employers don't realise it, and credit for getting back into it and reinventing yourself. When people say, "I don't need to learn Maths in the workplace." It's just a denial to themselves. Mathematics is everywhere!
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    (Original post by AlumniBlix)
    ... wish me luck :-)

    TLDR: worked in industry for 10 years doing various roles, time to ignite old skills, and solve tomorrow's problems.

    I'm studying Mathematics & Statistics under the AQA exam board. Any you younger folks under a similar regime? See you around.
    You may not find many people here in a similar situation but there are plenty of A Level discussion threads.

    And be sure to post questions in this forum if you ever feel like you're missing a teacher

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by AlumniBlix)
    Well, looking a head in my career, I need to submerge myself into understanding mathematics for certain jobs in the future. I'm looking to understand more about deeper elements of Statistics. I'm rusty with going through the motions of solving equations, so it makes sense to get back into good habits, go through the motions, fill a few knowledge gaps and get to an even playing field. Besides, I think for those who haven't touched mathematics since leaving college or university, and have been out in industry, appreciate how beneficial mathematics is to employers - even if employers don't realise it, and credit for getting back into it and reinventing yourself. When people say, "I don't need to learn Maths in the workplace." It's just a denial to themselves. Mathematics is everywhere!
    This made me smile, but I'm also tearful. That was beautiful my friend. Good luck in your endeavors, ExamSolutions.net has very good tutorial videos.
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    @notek - thanks, too kind. Fortunately, I do have access to a remote tutor to keep me on track. But occasionally, I'll want to field questions out to the wild, like here!

    @LittleLittleDuck - aww, I wasn't intending to be emotional, but thanks! It's weird now people create videos doing Mathematics, I'm sure I'll realise this is a good thing!
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    (Original post by AlumniBlix)
    ... wish me luck :-)

    TLDR: worked in industry for 10 years doing various roles, time to ignite old skills, and solve tomorrow's problems.

    I'm studying Mathematics & Statistics under the AQA exam board. Any you younger folks under a similar regime? See you around.
    I assumed you were new to TSR. But you've been a member as long as I have.

    EDIT : Just realised it's coming up to my ten year anniversary. Do I get money?
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    (Original post by notnek)
    I assumed you were new to TSR. But you've been a member as long as I have.

    EDIT : Just realised it's coming up to my ten year anniversary. Do I get money?
    I wouldn't have thought people would have hung around here after their student days. But yes, I use to hang around here, I found it useful and interesting at the time, being away from home. It was like entertainment

    Once a student, always a student.
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    (Original post by AlumniBlix)
    I wouldn't have thought people would have hung around here after their student days.
    Most people didn't. This forum was brilliant for me when I was self-teaching A-Level Further Maths. So I started helping others to give something back.

    And this made me think about a career in teaching so I used this forum as teaching practice.

    And I've just kept going
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    (Original post by notnek)
    Most people didn't. This forum was brilliant for me when I was self-teaching A-Level Further Maths. So I started helping others to give something back.

    And this made me think about a career in teaching so I used this forum as teaching practice.

    And I've just kept going
    Ah well done, and for staying around here. I find it'll help me understand how the current generation are coping.
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    (Original post by AlumniBlix)
    Ah well done, and for staying around here. I find it'll help me understand how the current generation are coping.
    I read coping as coprime.
    Weird


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    I read coping as coprime.
    Weird


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    I read weird as weierstrass.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    I read weird as weierstrass.
    Hahahaha.
    The troubles of doing Maths for long periods of time.
    How about this, everytime people in chats on whatsapp used to say IMO I used to think 'why the **** they talking about International Mathematical Olympiad'.


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