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# TSRian geeks! are u smarter than a British 13 year old? watch

1. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
*lightbulb moment*

Thank you! I now understand.
Best feeling ever! This is why I love maths.
2. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
*lightbulb moment*

Thank you! I now understand.
Wonderful! I'm really happy you made an effort to understand

(Original post by Zacken)
The set of positive integers is closed under multiplication.
PRSOM
3. (Original post by Student403)
PRSOM
It's really annoying when people call a question dumb just because they didn't understand/couldn't do it, isn't it?
4. (Original post by Zacken)
It's really annoying when people call a question dumb just because they didn't understand/couldn't do it, isn't it?
Agree! I'm sure Puddles thinks the theory behind it is pretty neat - clearly not dumb if you just take the time to understand it!
5. ITT: Zacken and Spoder teach puddles maths

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6. (Original post by Zacken)
Best feeling ever! This is why I love maths.
(Original post by Student403)
Wonderful! I'm really happy you made an effort to understand
It's the concept of "equals" that still gets me.
7. (Original post by StrawbAri)
ITT: Zacken and Spoder teach puddles maths

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I tried learning maths properly last year, it was good! But I got stuck at a point where I couldn't find enough practice questions with answers to cement ideas in my head
8. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
It's the concept of "equals" that still gets me.
Sorry?
(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
I tried learning maths properly last year, it was good! But I got stuck at a point where I couldn't find enough practice questions with answers to cement ideas in my head
*gasp* You must head over to the maths forum Zacken and TeeEm are brilliant at finding questions for your every need!
9. (Original post by StrawbAri)
ITT: Zacken and Spoder teach puddles maths

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Brilliant!
10. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
I tried learning maths properly last year, it was good! But I got stuck at a point where I couldn't find enough practice questions with answers to cement ideas in my head
There are plenty of those! If you ever need a hand with finding resources or such, pop over in the maths forum and we'll show you the pot o' godl.
11. (Original post by Student403)
*gasp* You must head over to the maths forum Zacken and TeeEm are brilliant at finding questions for your every need!
...faaaaaaaam. Get off mah wavelength ().
12. Because obviously if you're not particularly strong at maths, then you're stupid.

And if you do well on maths tests but can't for the life of you work out how to tie your shoelaces, then you're obviously a genius.
13. 4/10. Well I haven't touched any of my maths stuff for almost 2 years and I don't even know what an integer is... :P
14. (Original post by XMaramena)
Because obviously if you're not particularly strong at maths, then you're stupid.

And if you do well on maths tests but can't for the life of you work out how to tie your shoelaces, then you're obviously a genius.
It's a very misleading title, I agree. But I like to think a lot of UKMT is more problem-solving based than normal GCSE stuff
15. (Original post by Zacken)
...faaaaaaaam. Get off mah wavelength ().
16. (Original post by HazMusicPanda)
4/10. Well I haven't touched any of my maths stuff for almost 2 years and I don't even know what an integer is... :P
The set of integers is denoted by - it's basically all the negative and positive whole numbers.
17. (Original post by Student403)
Sorry?
Equals means IS. 4 x 4 *is* 16, just written in a different way Right? It took a long, long time for that penny to drop. Meaning I was stuck in a semantic nightmare for a lot of my maths education in school.

*gasp* You must head over to the maths forum Zacken and TeeEm are brilliant at finding questions for your every need!
(Original post by Zacken)
There are plenty of those! If you ever need a hand with finding resources or such, pop over in the maths forum and we'll show you the pot o' godl.
No, I mean like I just wanted to do hundreds and hundreds of expanding brackets and simultaneous equations and things to properly get it in my head.
18. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
Equals means IS. 4 x 4 *is* 16, just written in a different way Right? It took a long, long time for that penny to drop. Meaning I was stuck in a semantic nightmare for a lot of my maths education in school.

No, I mean like I just wanted to do hundreds and hundreds of expanding brackets and simultaneous equations and things to properly get it in my head.
Yep, blah = nonsense. Means that blah and nonsense are the exact same thing, just written differently. That semantic nightmare sounds horrid.

Re your last point, have you tried looking at Wolfram's problem generator? Seems like the kind of thing they'd provide. If not, we once had DFranklin write up a program that outputted twenty thousand different simultaneous equations questions (the things degrees of freedom can do for you, eh?) and we could do something for you.
19. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
I tried learning maths properly last year, it was good! But I got stuck at a point where I couldn't find enough practice questions with answers to cement ideas in my head
At least you're giving it a go again! most people just give up forever.
There are lots of helpful mathemagicians on here that can help with all your maths related needs
20. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
Equals means IS. 4 x 4 *is* 16, just written in a different way Right? It took a long, long time for that penny to drop. Meaning I was stuck in a semantic nightmare for a lot of my maths education in school.

No, I mean like I just wanted to do hundreds and hundreds of expanding brackets and simultaneous equations and things to properly get it in my head.
Oh I gotcha! I hope it's alright now though

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