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Zwilnik
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posted March 11, 2002 05:10     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
actually, I'm a fully qualified Yorkshireman too SM (born on Ilkley Moor too).

As far as the Henrico County iBooks are concerned, you guys are potentially on the leading edge of a new use of technology in education. So there are bound to be problems involved with it. Hopefully, the iBooks will still benefit the students education, and the information generated from this first pass at the experiment will lead to improvements in the way it works for both the students and the schools.
I was in the first wave of maths students to be allowed to use pocket calculators for our exams back in the early 80s. We had our teething problems with them too. (like a slide rule was a much more effective defensive weapon)

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quantumfluff
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posted March 11, 2002 13:49     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious. Were you really allowed to use calculators and/or slide rules in Maths? I went through US high schools in the 70's and we were allowed neither in Math, but were allowed either in the other sciences. Of course, we all had to learn slide rules, since very few of us could afford calculators when they first came out. When the prices dropped a few years later we would still bring a slide rule along as a backup, because the calculators always failed in some way when you really needed them. I still think that you can't use any calculator on Math exams here (well in New York at least)

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Zwilnik
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posted March 11, 2002 15:09     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the UK, Calculators were first allowed to be used in the 'O' Level maths exams in 1983 (or at least in the area I was in). Up until then, you had to use books of tables and you could use slide rules in lessons but not the exam (although very few people still knew how to use them by then. I could only do +-*/ on them)

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 11, 2002 15:19     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LifetimeTrekker:
That'll just make it official! He's always been a blabbermouth, but I like him anyway!


thanks, I was considering stopping one short and taking some time off just to build anticipation, I don't want to waste it on a boring subject. Or maybe I could start over with a different handle and leave it a 999. It is so out of character for me to be a blabbermouth, in person I hardly talk at all........Z

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The Lama
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posted March 11, 2002 18:06     Click Here to See the Profile for The Lama   Click Here to Email The Lama     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
someday i will be a blabber mouth *looking off into distance*

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Charisma
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posted March 11, 2002 21:05     Click Here to See the Profile for Charisma   Click Here to Email Charisma     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
as will I... [looks off into distance]

[sees TheLama]

[waves]

seriously though... nevermind, I have nothing serious to say

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crime... no wait, it is."

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The Lama
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posted March 12, 2002 17:50     Click Here to See the Profile for The Lama   Click Here to Email The Lama     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*waves back*

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