This is your sine: You should carry on making these poor puns.(Original post by J843126028)
Well, I tried to graph (p+l)(a+n) and I tried expanded it, but then I foiled my own plan. Then I messed up by not even labelling my axes when I tried to graph my (foiled) plan and I ended up making an axe out of foil. I couldn't integrate this and I accidentally differentiated my plan, making it into long, infinitesimally thin rectangles.
(and yes, I got the "please expand" pun and I decided to take it literally )
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Opinion on Mathematics watch
Last edited by MR1999; 04-11-2017 at 15:51.
- 04-11-2017 15:50
- 04-11-2017 15:53
Really fun and interesting subject.
- 04-11-2017 15:55
- 04-11-2017 16:03
Before i didn't mind maths but i didn't particularly find the subject that interesting so i usually used to get 4's in year 10...(thats roughly a C/D in the old syllabus
).But i want to do computer science and to go to a top russel group uni which you normally need to take maths and they highly suggest further maths.
So i decided to research more into maths by watching videos on its applications; thats where i saw the importance of maths and how interesting it could be. Then i had a few other older students push me into doing more maths practice and papers. So through hardwork i got an 8(roughly an A*) for my GCSEs and love the subject. So now i've started year 12 and i decided to pick Maths and Further maths as one of my 4 subject choices and i am hoping to get A's in both subjects this year.
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- 04-11-2017 17:36
I find doing maths questions entertaining enough, and when I get them right, I find it satisfying. When I'm getting them wrong and not understanding what to do, it's frustrating and not particularly enjoyable. I had some tumbles along the way, but overall I did well enough at maths to get onto and complete an engineering degree.
I haven't been exposed to anything that a degree level mathematician would classify as maths, so I am not sure about things such as mathematical proofs. I don't think I ever had any inclination to study maths as a degree - I think my main enjoyment was going through the methods to arrive at the (hopefully correct) solution.
- 04-11-2017 18:33
- 04-11-2017 21:36
I should probably put a legit answer to the question on this thread, seeing as I've sort of vandalised it and perhaps subtracted from it with my puns.
I really like maths for a few reasons:
1) The problem-solving aspect of it is a lot of fun. It's so satisfying when you have an idea for solving a problem.
2) Lots of it doesn't apply to the real world. This means that problems don't have to be connected to the real world to be worth thinking about. Also, you don't have to worry about safety or experimental error.
3) Lots of it does apply to the real world -- the applications of maths to the real world are really interesting.
4) It all makes logical sense and you need to memorise nothing. Also, you can do proofs, whilst in things like science, there are many other factors that need to be considered, so it's very hard to get a proof of something like you can in maths.
The curriculum is rubbish, though, so I can see why so many people hate maths.