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#26 2016-12-19 14:32:17

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Re: What is EM?

I think the Wikipedia page is not bad.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#27 2016-12-19 14:34:45

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Re: What is EM?

That is where I disagree. I thought that was too highbrow even for me.

People should understand the story of the great Giotto and the mention of how aliens do math. They should see a moral in that.


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.

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#28 2016-12-19 14:43:40

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Re: What is EM?

Maybe you are not making that explicit enough.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#29 2016-12-19 14:47:14

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Re: What is EM?

Maybe you are not making that explicit enough.

I would very much like to sneak up on a few EBE's or reppies and photograph them doing EM. Of course, being telepathic it is very difficult to sneak up on them. Also, Zeti's have hearing that is better than a dogs so they hear you from way off.


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.

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#30 2016-12-19 15:00:08

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Re: What is EM?

I do not know what you mean.

Do you agree with my constructive criticism?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#31 2016-12-19 15:03:32

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Re: What is EM?

I do not know what you mean.

How can I explain?

Do you agree with my constructive criticism?

I am forced to say I do not. If I would have known how to better explain what EM is and does, I would have used it.


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.

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#32 2016-12-19 15:09:18

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Re: What is EM?

Do you understand that the target audience are the people who do not know what EM is?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#33 2016-12-19 15:13:01

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Re: What is EM?

I do, and I am not arguing that the answer may not be clear enough. That is why I am asking you how you would answer it.

http://computerbasedmath.org/case-for-c … cation.php


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.

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#34 2016-12-19 15:25:04

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Re: What is EM?

http://www.maa.org/external_archive/dev … 03_09.html is a good resource too.

I probably cannot answer it very well because I do not know a lot about it.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#35 2016-12-19 15:27:38

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Re: What is EM?

That is the point of the long winded post. If the school systems do not teach it how can anyone explain it? Can only bobbym understand it? Can only he use it? I doubt that. What the educational system is overlooking is the simple fact that if a bumpkin can use it to solve tough problems, then anyone can.


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.

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#36 2016-12-19 15:31:08

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Re: What is EM?

We should hold workshops for students to enrich their mathematical backgrounds.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#37 2016-12-19 15:33:45

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Re: What is EM?

We should hold workshops for students to enrich their mathematical backgrounds.

That is Conrad's idea. See the video. He is only partially correct.

I explained that, by saying modern people have no concept of the history of math or its origins and therefore could not grasp it. I reminded them of the lions paw post.


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.

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#38 2016-12-19 15:49:42

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Re: What is EM?

Yep, I have seen those videos already. Do they have any resources in case I want to teach a course following the CBM cirriculum?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#39 2016-12-19 15:52:32

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Re: What is EM?

I think that is the purpose of that site.


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.

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#40 2016-12-19 15:55:14

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Re: What is EM?

Okay, there is a possiblity that I might do that this summer.

The next can help.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#41 2016-12-19 15:56:02

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Re: What is EM?

You are teaching courses?


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.

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#42 2016-12-19 15:58:33

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Re: What is EM?

I might. I received this email:

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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#43 2016-12-19 16:01:14

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Re: What is EM?

That is very good. If you need help, I can try to.


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.

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#44 2016-12-19 16:06:47

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Re: What is EM?

I do not know for sure though. Designing a course is not something very simple.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#45 2016-12-19 16:09:46

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Re: What is EM?

It is not simple. I do disagree with his statement "passionate and talented." Passion ( desire ) drives us. Talent means nothing. Everyone I worked with had the passion. That is all that is needed for success.


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.

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#46 2016-12-19 16:37:53

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Re: What is EM?

He is just trying to market his programme.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#47 2016-12-19 16:40:06

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Re: What is EM?

Is it legitimate?


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.

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#48 2016-12-19 16:45:54

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Re: What is EM?

The email?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#49 2016-12-19 16:47:35

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Re: What is EM?

Yes, the whole offer.


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.

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#50 2016-12-19 17:04:25

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Re: What is EM?

Why not?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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