Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,535

Hypothetically! If a grant of money were available to help online math education (possibly through mathsisfun.com, mathopolis.com or this forum) how would you spend it?

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

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,518

Hmmm... I cannot think of a single thing...

What options do we have, except not spending the money, of course?

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

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,228

Hi;

I would spend the money first to upgrade the forum, security, extra features etc.

**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.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,518

There are extra features?

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

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,228

Hi;

Yes, most of them do not cost anything though.

**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.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,518

What are they?

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

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,228

Hi anonimnystefy;

He might consider expanding to another shell rather than FluxBB. Or splitting the forum into two forums. You as an administrator should know that each forum shell has different features.

**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.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,518

Why would he split the forum into two forums?

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

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,228

Hmmm, I was thinking of MIF1 and MIF2. New members would signup in MIF1 which would have much lighter material than MIF2. Maybe only special members could have access to the second forum. Sort of splits the games and things from the math. Just a thought.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,518

Huh, it's an interesting proposal, but we should see what MIF has to say about it and if it is not too complicated...

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

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,228

Well of course it is interesting, why would I suggest something dull? I would also like bigger avatars.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,518

But what do we do with the money?

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

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,228

Some of those ideas up there may cost a bit, of course he should pocket what is left.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 6,376

hi MathsIsFun,

We have recently considered videos. There was an enthusiastic response but, to have them made properly costs money. That would be for mathsisfun.com.

Bob

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

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,535

Videos are underway (gradually). And forum changes are not expensive, just risky (any change in software brings the potential to be hacked, it has happened in the past).

So we can't see anything worth throwing a lot of money at (assuming it was available) ?

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

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,518

Hi MIF

It seems that your community is happy with the things as they are... Thats a good sign!

In the end, you can always go with bobbym suggestion of pocketing the money. You deserve it for all the work and help!

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

Offline

**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
- Posts: 1,426

bobbym wrote:

Hmmm, I was thinking of MIF1 and MIF2. New members would signup in MIF1 which would have much lighter material than MIF2. Maybe only special members could have access to the second forum. Sort of splits the games and things from the math. Just a thought.

Uh....Nooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

Hey.

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,518

mathgogocart wrote:

bobbym wrote:Uh....Nooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

Why not?

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

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,228

People are already getting nervous. But when I grow up I am going to have a forum just like that.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
- Posts: 1,426

Oh Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Cries!!!

!!

Hey.

Offline