Maths!? oh no

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Maths?

NO!
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I love maths
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it's not that bad.
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KILL IT, kill it, kill it, kill it, KILL IT!!!!!!!!
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Postby kitty_cute » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:57 pm

All the dyspraxics I know are either really good at maths, or really bad at it o.o
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Postby sakura_celia » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:12 pm

Daisy, I guess I am one of the "really bad" at it ones. One problem I have been having lately is in cooking. Sometimes I need to double a recipe or half it or figure out teaspoons to a cup, etc., and it is terrible! As long as the food ends up somewhat edible... :)
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Postby Kentigern » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:42 pm

As regards Maths and cooking, I guess it might help if you are making half quantities or double quantities to rewrite the list of ingredients and use a calculator to work out how much of everything you need before you start.

I am not discalculic myself, but I find that I get tied in knots trying to half or double quantites while cooking. Usually half way through the recipie I forget that I am using half quantities or double quantities, and it then all goes horribly wrong!

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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:16 pm

sakura_celia wrote: Sometimes I need to double a recipe


If your doubling a recipe, you could way/measrue the ingreadiants out twice, or three times if your trippleing it. I can't help with halfing or Converting.
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Postby sakura_celia » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:12 am

Thanks, guys. But what happens if you forget how many of an ingredient you have put in already? :D
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Postby pinkparrot » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:15 am

Then you're busted! I recommend stopping that one and moving on to the next ingredient.
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Postby Kentigern » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:20 am

Your other option might be to measure out all of your ingredients before you start into seperate containers. Then you will know when you have put in all the ingedients.

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Postby kitty_cute » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:32 pm

I'm REALLY worrying now about maths in year 11 and the GCSE >_<
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Postby mattie » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:12 pm

Maths and mental arithmetic, in particular, are my strong points.


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Postby mattie » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:13 pm

Maths, and mental arithmetic in particular, are my strong points.


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Postby Bladen » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:48 pm

I got an E in my maths GCSE. Woo, I got the lowest mark avalible to Intermediate level. My maths teacher never taught me anything but techniques to work out stuff that wasn't on the paper. I don't give a rat's ass about maths, useless to me.
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Postby kitty_cute » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:39 am

I thought you needed Maths for any job though? That's what I'm worrying about if I fail!
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Postby rachel » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:50 am

not all jobs like if whnt to be artdress or a singer what good is maths there counting how flims your been counting how manny songs you done :D

anyway you won't fail you just need to revise then your'll be find

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Postby Andy » Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:28 pm

Im ok at maths in fact I am in a credit class at the moment hope I manage to pass my standard grade. Its English I cant do I just cant get the point of close reading Cant do it :oops:
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Postby Alice » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:06 pm

pinkparrot wrote:The one thing I really like about maths is that the answer is either right or wrong - it makes the rest of life look like a huge mist.

That's exactly why I like it. Maths is the ultimate logic, there are no inconsistencys, grey areas, or maters of opinion. Any two answers that arn't the same have to come from different problems. It's the only thing in the known universe that is totaly unmistaking and relliable.
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