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Postby tujunga » Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:21 pm

I'm doing pass maths for my Leaving Cert
(kinda like the english a levels but the irish leaving cert you have to do english, irish, maths, french or german, and then 3 or more options mine are music home ec and biology)

I'm ok at it. But what drives me mad is I alway forget how to do the maths if i dont keep going over then (which i don't have time to do)
I end up making up my own methods of doing them (most of the time i get the right answer) but afterwords i cant tell how or why i did some thing

I was confuse my maths teachers.

I always keep questioning them and it takes a while for me to learn new methods(which i will forget in 2/3 months-but it is easier to relearn them then to learn them )

I have my own way of understanding maths what confuses people and that i can't explain. For explain my class were asked to get the area of a set of stairs. everyone else did it one way I did it a totally different confusing way that i couldn't explain and got the right answer. My teacher didn't know how i did it.
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Postby C » Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:48 pm

Yeah, I do that too

Vicky and Phil thanks for your messages of support about my maths GCSE. I didn't see them earlier, sorry :oops:

I am feeling a lot more positive about maths now. I didn't need a 'C' grade for my course I just wanted it as an extra. If I get it (which does not look likely but like you both said there is always hope) that is great but if not at least I've tried. I took the foundation paper at school which only allowed me to get a 'D' grade as the highest and I wanted to see if I could achieve higher when doing the intermediate paper. Whatever happens, I do think my maths skills have improved this last year and I can always retake again sometime in the future.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:54 am

Yes, C, you can do it.
I can offer you help if you need it.
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Postby k9ruby » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:31 pm

I am in set 2 (1 being highest)for maths, I am ok at it, as long as i have my support assistant who will one to one talk me through it! (Cant keep the numbers in my head!!!)

I got a Level 6 BTW (10marks away from a 7) in my Y9 SATs (cartwheels * Well she would if she could!)

But i have always had alot of difficulty in maths, but as long as i have support im ok!

(Still havn't found out why the hell i need to know algerbra though!)
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Postby madame_tigre » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:42 pm

Congratulations on doing so well in your Maths SATS exam Ruby! :D
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Postby C » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:21 pm

I got my maths results today and guess what? ...

I GOT A C :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby Phil » Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:56 pm

well done to C and K9ruby
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:24 pm

Congratulations to both of you.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:24 pm

Congratulations to both of you.
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Postby medrich11 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:26 am

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Postby madame_tigre » Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:31 pm

Well Done! :D
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Postby C » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:38 pm

Thank-you :D
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Postby Sarah » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:24 pm

I'm doing A-Level maths and most of the time I find it pretty easy but I frequently muddle numbers and letters. I frequently see and write particular numbers instead of particular letters and vice versa without even noticing I'm doing it. Looking back at my old AS-Level notes I had written 3s instead of v's the entire way through without knowing I had. In reply to what parnassus said though, this could be due to my Dyslexia or Dyspraxia too.
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Postby Goldenhamster » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:28 pm

Oddly enough, I have no pronounced difficulty with maths, and actually score above average in numeracy tests. I am dreadful at geometry in any shape or form but my number skills are not bad. I am mildly interested in maths, but much prefer English.
You don't have to be dyspraxic to be exeptional

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Postby Andy » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:52 pm

I am pretty good at maths and physics problems that I have is when I have to do any drawings thats where a scribe comes in handy when doing tests. I am hoever hopless at English. :shock:
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