# Math Nerdfighters

## Information

If you like hard math problems,this is the group for you

Members: 182
Latest Activity: Jun 3

## Discussion Forum

### Logic and Discrete Mathematics (Udacity class)

Started by Farzana Haque Jul 5, 2012.

### Most strange problem you've ever tried to solve9 Replies

Started by Brian. Last reply by Jack Mar 13, 2012.

### Math Anagrams4 Replies

Started by Brian. Last reply by Lionel Lafleur May 1, 2011.

## Comment Wall

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Comment by Jan K. on September 9, 2012 at 1:43pm

Calculus.

Q: Why was the parent function upset with its child?

...*sunglasses*...

A: It was stretched to its limit.

Comment by Edi on September 9, 2012 at 11:25am

What type of math are you doing at school?

Comment by Izzy I. on September 7, 2012 at 3:02pm

I'm so glad I found this group!!
Today I was helping my little brother with his math homework (a.k.a. I was doing it for him) and when we were done I was so disappointed. I wanted to do more! And I'm not being challenged enough in my math class at school :(

(I'm in 8th grade, but I take 9th grade advanced math. It's still too easy! I think it's a problem with the teacher.)

Comment by Maria on July 20, 2011 at 3:25pm
I learned slope-intercept first... and then they taught me point slope and I haven't really gone back to thinking of it as slope-intercept when I use that at the origin. I wonder if it's better to start with specific cases and then generalize or to learn the general method and then apply it in specific cases...
Comment by Sarek on June 14, 2011 at 3:28am

But Nicole, slope intercept is inherently unintuitive. Point slope and general form both do a better job of telling you where a line is than slope intercept.

Although, you could argue that slope-intercept is just point slope at the origin, but then why do we need another name for it?

Comment by Nicole on June 13, 2011 at 10:08pm

I enjoy slope intercept form because I realize the usefulness throughout all times

ex. the egyptians may have used it in the triangular prisim blocks between the cube ones to give the pyramids their smooth edge. (rise over run)

Comment by Maria on June 9, 2011 at 9:14am
Hi! I'm more of an applied math person myself and I like differential equations more than I like discrete (though number theory was fun). That said, analysis was one of my favorite classes last semester!
Comment by Lexie on January 3, 2011 at 2:17am

Hey Edi, if you can access JSTOR, it would be awesome. Could you e-mail me then, so I can tell you which article I'm interested in?!

my e-mail: glucose_h@yahoo.de

Comment by Edi on December 29, 2010 at 3:47pm
I can access JSTOR, but only at work and I don't go back there until Monday. I'm really sorry. :¬( Feel free to contact me, though, if I can help in the future. (That goes for everyone, not just Lexie.)
Comment by Lexie on December 29, 2010 at 3:40pm

I need this one article but only Social Department has access to the articles. what nonsense!!