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Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by liormu3, Nov 21, 2011.
nice mate site
American students have Math lessons. English students have "Maths", but on their end-of-term reports they have "Mathematics".
Never know whether to refer to it as Maths or Numeracy in school.
My weekly planning sheet calls it Numeracy, but to the kids it is always Maths!
Where are people getting all of these apostrophes from?
It is a plural of an abbreviation in the same way as the word 'cars' is to 'carriages'.
The practice belonging to mathematics, I reckon.
It can't be the 'practice belonging to mathematic', can it?
Cars' practice or carriages' practice would both have apostrophes, if some pillock came up with that combination.
I don't think it is the same, Robby.
Although for you Robby - physics' practice would be right, but biology practice (because we don't say biology's practice) is a tough one to explain.
Much as I love this sort of thing, I know it makes me look an arse.
Has anyone actually looked at the site?
If you haven't, don't bother.
Have looked at the site and really wasn't that impressed.
Tried out a few of the algebraic manipulation exercises. The answers were not in the format I would expect students to present their answers e.g having both sides of an equation as negative when the negative signs could be cancelled out. One of the questions had two correct choices instead of just one (it worked out that x=0 and two of the choices were 0=-2x and 0=8x, both of which imply that x=0).
So I resorted to posting flippant remarks.
Seriously! I can't get enough of...
Maths, Maths' Math's, it's all good to me.
But not mathematic's as some dumb **** suggested....
and here I thought flippancy was encouraged. I never took you for a literalist. I thought it was obligatory on this site to add an apostrophe before the s on any plural or even word ending in s
Fair point. I retract my 'dumb ****' slur.
Please accept my apologie's.