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Post by MyIlium » Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:52 am

Think back to when you first learned to do geometric proofs and stuff. It was fun, right? Much funner than Algebra.

...Right?

Everyone says I'm insane.::pout::
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Post by lau_kai » Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:19 am

maths? yuk... really boring subject. i mean extremely boring... umm i thought algebra was better though...
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Post by mingshey » Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:48 am

Math is just beautiful. And I love the great minds who created math.

It is only through math that man can grasp the secret of nature. It's the fire Promatheus gave to men.

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Post by dominus sciurorum » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:56 am

Well, perhaps you are insane, but geometric proofs *are* much more fun than Algebra. Algebra can actually be dangerous, y'know, with all of this 'terrorism' stuff going on. You can get accused of posessing weapons of math instruction.

But really, math is beautiful. Just take a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mandelpart2.jpg

(I've been working on a program to render that for a bit, so don't mind my obsession with the "almond bread" set too much)
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Post by classicalclarinet » Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:25 pm

Oh, you're not alone; most of the people I know, including myself, find germetrci proofs easier.

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Post by mariek » Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:49 pm


I used to love math (entered college as a Math major). I'd have to say I prefer Algebra over Geometric proofs.

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Post by benissimus » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:30 am

I much prefer geometric math to algebra.
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Post by mingshey » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:42 am

MyIlium, you'd better make this thread a poll. :)

My vote for Geometry, although Algebra has its own merits(like, a mermaid can wear it).

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Post by Turpissimus » Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:04 am

Algebra has its own merits(like, a mermaid can wear it)
People who make puns like that ought to be shot.
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Post by Kasper » Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:09 am

Mermaids were meant to be topless.
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”

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Post by mingshey » Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:39 am

Turpissimus wrote:
Algebra has its own merits(like, a mermaid can wear it)
People who make puns like that ought to be shot.
Ur, I didn't make it. :roll:

see http://jokelibrary.150m.com/education/math6.html

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When I was in high school . . .

Post by elisa » Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:04 am

I liked algebra, but I did find geometric proofs more fun. You're not alone!

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Post by classicalclarinet » Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:04 am

HAHA Mingshey!

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Post by MyIlium » Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:16 am

Turpissimus wrote:
Algebra has its own merits(like, a mermaid can wear it)
People who make puns like that ought to be shot.
Shot with weapons of math instruction, of course. :)


mariek, I'm planning to major in math as well. 8) I'm doing some tutoring to help with that, which is how I encountered so much hostility to Geometry in the first place.
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Post by Kopio » Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:26 am

Can I vote for mermaids??....I don't like math at all.

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Post by bingley » Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:49 am

No, sorry, I have to disagree. At school I loved algebra but hated geometry and trignometry. Algebra just made sense in a way that all that mucking about with shapes didn't.

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Post by ingrid70 » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:18 pm

Perhaps you should read Max Frisch: Don Juan
oder Die Liebe zur Geometrie (Don Juan or The Love of Geometry). I read that for my final exams in high school. One of the few German books I actually liked.

Ingrid, who would vote for algebra.

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