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PostSubject: Have a Venn diagram   Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:51 pm

John Venn was born today in 1843.

Here's a poem written in his honour.

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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:24 pm

curse of my early life, doing SMP mathematics and then having the shock of differential calculus to contend with.
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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:34 pm

That was largely dependent on how far along the SMP path you went because SMP was designed to teach to GCSE and calculus is an A Level topic.

That said anybody who gets a B (I am talking generally here because I have no idea what grade you ended up with) at GCSE is likely to find A Level difficult and a bit of a shock but that isn't the fault of SMP, GCSE or A Level. It is a substantial step forward from one to the other. Just seeing it out and getting a grade is quite a significant achievement even if an E at A Level doesn't sound like much to the outside world.
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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:58 pm

GCSE grade A - Then HND, I never even saw a book of log tables during GCSE, simultaneous equations with three unknowns was fun, quadratric equations and factorisation I think scarred me to this day, but I did pass.
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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:46 pm

Well Grade A is excellent so well done and the jump to HND is even further than that to A Level so well done on that one too.

Log tables! Something of a relic from a bygone age now.
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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:39 pm

i was in the first year of GCSE's , bleddy shambles.
I failed the maths test (forgot my calculator), even though I'm shit hot at basic arithmetic .

The basis of my Maths education was marking the board for my Dads darts practise, Maybe skools should have darts sessions at lunchtimes for the not so academic types ?

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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:28 pm

Darts scoring should be a must at school. I put my good mental arithmetic down to it foreshore. Once we got to Algebra at school I lost all interest in maths, I just couldn't see where I would use it in real life and I was right I haven't. Basic maths is indispensable but fifty percent of what you learn is only used by about one percent of people.
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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:30 pm

Hated maths with a vengeance. Geography and muzak was my thang. Rock

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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:25 pm

Racing odds. That's how Jimmy Corkhill got away with pretending to be a maths teacher.

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PostSubject: Re: Have a Venn diagram   Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:43 pm

betting odds is another good un. Grandad was an illegal bookie back in the daze, What a wonderful family I stem from.
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