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    Quote Originally Posted by box_l View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by box_l View Post
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    I like that and another I came up with is UNARYNINE

    Unary is a mathematical term for single or once.

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    Glad to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I like that and another I came up with is UNARYNINE

    Unary is a mathematical term for single or once.
    I like that one as well, 3 years at uni studying mathematics and forgot the term unary, shame on me

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    hit Jnr wants to give a big thanks to all of of you that contributed and he can't believe I'm on a site that has Geek in it's title (cheeky bugger)!



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    Quote Originally Posted by hit View Post
    hit Jnr wants to give a big thanks to all of of you that contributed and he can't believe I'm on a site that has Geek in it's title (cheeky bugger)!



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    My son has long found my membership of edugeek cool. Where else to turn for help with his xBox, etc?!

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    what kind of stupid homework is that? don't they learn anything useful in school anymore?

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    I think it's pretty good. You have to think of different mathematical functions and the different vocabulary that can be used to mean the same thing.

    Making youngsters realise that subtract, take away, minus, less can all mean the same thing is important when handling wordy mathematical problems... they often forget in exams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavhc View Post
    what kind of stupid homework is that? don't they learn anything useful in school anymore?
    What, precisely, is wrong with anything that encourages students to think of numbers in different ways? While I'd be concerned if that was all the homework someone was getting, I don't think there's anything wrong with it per se
    Last edited by Roberto; 5th November 2012 at 09:16 AM.

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    It was an extension piece of homework for the half term, a bit of fun that gets you thinking. The homework that is normally set can be pretty vigorous from his school and I usually like to pick it up to refresh my memory.

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    Late to the party as usual, but how about TREETREES

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeHubb View Post
    Late to the party as usual, but how about TREETREES
    In Irish schools that would work

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    In Irish schools that would work
    Or in the Caribbean. I used to go out with a guy from Trinidad and I used to tease him all the time - asking questions that had the answer "three threes" or "three trees" just to hear him say "tree trees"!

    I didnt really see the point of the homework initially but explaining that the children will think of words that mean the same as minus, take away, etc makes more sense.
    One of our teachers was trying to explain to a child that minus and take-away and difference between are the same things - he always adds up unless it says minus, and his answer was..
    "what can I say, I'm an adding kind of guy!"

    He's 10

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    How about VIIIPLUSI ?

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