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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Thanks - I will see if I can post some links at the beginning of each thread.

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**Dross****Member**- Registered: 2006-08-24
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Hey there,

I would really like to post some exercises at some point - do you think there's any that are particularly needed? Could it be useful to have a thread where people make suggestions of the types of exercises they would like to see?

Also, what level is this forum aimed at - any level of math?

I was thinking of doing some exercises on complex numbers, as well as the basics of calculus (limits, continuity, etc), matrices and polar coordinates. Would these be appropriate?

Bad speling makes me [sic]

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I'd imagine they'd be appropriate. Take a look at Zhylliolom's Integration By Parts thread.

I think that this forum is aimed at all levels at maths - I didn't make all my exercises easy.

Or; you could gradually make each of your exercises harder.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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It may be better to reduce the number of topics so it is easier for people to find.

For example, the three "Calculating Salaries" could be rolled into one topic.

In fact they could be put into a general "Money Exercises" topic.

Yes?

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

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Maybe someone could merge them?

Hmm...maybe I did overdo it a little.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I cleaned up the "Basic Algebra" topic, deleted a bunch of answers but left some, for the benefit of new visitors.

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

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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It's all looking good. I think I might add some exercises!

Sorry to be picky, but Devanté, make sure you watch your spelling of 'exercises'. I started editing your first few posts until I realised it appears in just about every thread, I think.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I spelt it rong? Oh know!

When writing, I can spell it correctly, but it's like my finger automatically presses the 'c' button. I've trained my fingers not to do that now, though.

Thanks for reminding me.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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No worries. I had the same problem!

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I see you've already written some. Nice work, we need as many exercises as possible to be as good as the other math worksheet forums.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Rod, I see that the Formulas forum is sorted alphabetically by post title.

Would it be possible (and useful) to sort this forum in the same way, to ease searching?

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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But that would mean that MathsIsFun would have to sort them all by hand...maybe an attached link to this forum with all the links to the forum in alphabetical order. Nah, I prefer Justlookingforthemoment's idea.

I can see that MathsIsFun had to do it all by hand, since three new threads in the Formulas sections are not in alphabetical order.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Alpha is not an option in the current version of this forum. I did the formulas by creating them in reverse alpha order, then specifying "start date" for sorting.

Alpha would be nice.

And to me the number of topics is getting a little big for visitors - maybe we could consolidate some under a broader heading?

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

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Oh, too bad there's no alpha sorting.

And yes, I agree that the amount of threads is a bit overwhelming.

We could group topics with minor differences (e.g. Calculating Pay with Whole Numbers/Decimals) together; or we could put all algebra together, all trigonometry together, all graphs together etc.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Or, alternatively, we could create a Category named Exercises, and create seperate forums for it, such as Trigonometry, Money, Calculus, etc.

All these ideas seem good.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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A new category would be good if there were a lot more exercises (and we would still need to keep the number of forums low or it would become hard to scroll on the main page.)

But I can have a go at programming the alpha sort. I will have a look.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Devanté wrote:

create a Category named Exercises, and create seperate forums for it

Yes, that might work, but I don't think the main page should be too long and cluttered. The page is a good length at the moment. Some of the uncommon categories might become unused.

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**Kurre****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-18
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you could have the categories sorted by the maths difficulty level on the exercises..

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Amazing. The Exercises forum already has 3 pages worth of work.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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And some of the "Basic" topics have 500 views.

BTW, if we sort alphabetically, and choose titles wisely, they can also be in order of difficulty.

So "Basic..." would be at the start.

Then "Intermediate..."

Then "Advanced"??? We need another word for Advanced!

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Good point - But that would mean we would have to judge every thread and see whether it is basic or not.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Well, we can just "Do It" and then change later if someone disagrees.

Anyway, I haven't got that "Alpha Sort" done yet

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**Kurre****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-18
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We need another word for Advanced!

could be "Professional"

*Last edited by Kurre (2006-10-06 02:41:03)*

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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My idea: 'higher tier' in place of'advanced', maybe?

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Alphabetically (not by level):

Advanced

Basic

Elementary

Higher

Intermediate

Medium

Professsional

University

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