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**kurtstein****Member**- Registered: 2013-09-08
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Great to find this forum! My interests are in math and numeracy education. I am currently writing a book on an ethnography of math practices. Sounds fancy but it is just approaching how people do math from different perspectives.

So greetings fellow math lovers. If I sometimes use maths that is because I am from New Zealand.

All the very best to you all!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi kurtstein

Welcome to the forum!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi kurtstein

**Welcome to the forum!**

Thanks for explaining 'ethnography'.

Look closely, and you'll find both math and maths occur.

And our beloved administrator, and originator of the site, calls himself MathsIsFun. So don't worry about using maths. As I'm English I claim superiority in all matters of spelling. 'color' indeed, huh!

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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I thought BE uses colour?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Stefy,

I was referring to the bcc above where I made red for the welcome.

What or who is BE ? If you mean British Empire then yes, that's right, but nowadays we English like to keep quiet about the Empire and the Colonies as it's a bit of an embarrassment really. Except for the Last Night of the Proms when all inhibitions are lost.

And then our cousins across 'The Pond' keep getting it wrong. But we've kinda forgiven them as we have a 'Special Relationship', whatever that is.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi kurtstein;

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.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Hello; nice to meet you!

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