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#1 2011-06-19 17:15:38

Registered: 2011-06-19
Posts: 80

Wow I'm amazed and very thankful

I'm a mature student aged 52 left school with zero qualifications. But am now just beginning to teach myself GCSE Maths. This has grown out of helping my 10 yr son with his maths as he prepares for the equivalent of the old 11+/transfer exam (I'm from N Ireland).  I'm amazed how much I love exploring this new world of numbers.  For my leisure and bedtime reading its now prime Factors or negative numbers instead of, well anything rather than maths....!!  I "think" I may have reasonably good but basic numeracy skills (began and ran 3 successful business etc).

I'm beginning at 10-11 year old level to make sure I have the foundation correct and then move swiftly to GCSE maths level.  I'll be learning at home so I need to teach myself through helps and books and website etc. So I have a number of websites saved of the  video and text varieties and this is the one I come back to all the time.  Your clear explanations are wonderful.  So from a grateful old codger like me please accept my appreciation :-)

Last edited by silverpuma (2011-06-19 19:58:32)

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#2 2011-06-19 17:55:21

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

Re: Wow I'm amazed and very thankful

Hi silverpuma;

Welcome to the forum!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.


#3 2011-06-19 18:22:13

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,660

Re: Wow I'm amazed and very thankful

Welcome silverpuma, but "old codger" doesn't start until 80 at least! I know someone who started a whole new career at 60.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman


#4 2011-06-19 19:33:14

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 23,088

Re: Wow I'm amazed and very thankful

Hi silverpuma,

Thanks for your views on the website and the forum.

Welcome to the forum!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.


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