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#76 2011-03-13 11:17:39

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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Re: A few maths games I have made to help my pupils

Hi;

My scores are not that high anymore but I still had fun.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#77 2011-03-13 11:32:49

studymaths
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Re: A few maths games I have made to help my pupils

I'm glad you found them fun, beat the clock is the favourite with my pupils.

I decided to limit the the highscore names to 3 letters.  There are too many bad words with 4 letters I wouldn't want people to see.

Hopefully I can learn enough PHP to write some kind of filter to get round this problem, but until then it's 3 letters only!

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#78 2011-03-13 20:57:14

phrontister
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Re: A few maths games I have made to help my pupils

Hi studymaths,

In IE8 (XP), when I try to submit a high score in "Beat the Clock" the following message displays below my toolbars: "This website is using a scripted window to ask you for information. If you trust this website, click here to allow scripted windows..."

I fixed the problem after clicking in that window, but until then I couldn't enter my name and my score was automatically given to "nul".

In FireFox the "Please enter your initials" window opens fine.

Last edited by phrontister (2011-03-14 02:57:47)


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#79 2011-03-14 04:30:27

studymaths
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Re: A few maths games I have made to help my pupils

Hi phrontister,

The problem was will IE (as usual).  I've changed it so instead of a popup there is now a text field to enter your initials before you submit.  I had the same problem when I went to school today, my pupils were disappointed they couldn't enter their initials.  Especially the boy who got 430 on beat the clock before my very eyes!

That will take some beating.

Thanks for the feedback,

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#80 2011-03-14 10:07:28

bobbym
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Re: A few maths games I have made to help my pupils

Hi studymaths;

430! I just got 26! His score is amazing.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#81 2011-03-14 10:40:36

studymaths
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Registered: 2010-04-11
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Re: A few maths games I have made to help my pupils

I know, I'm his maths teacher and can't even get near that!

My brain seems to go to mush once I get past 50.

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