## Search found 7 matches

Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:35 pm UTC
Topic: Teaching Kids to Code
Replies: 90
Views: 30914

### Re: Teaching Kids to Code

If I can put my 2c in, as an Australian high school computing teacher... Coding, as in Software Development, is an option within the IST elective in Years 9 and 10 (out of 12) in the NSW curriculum. Most teacher choose to teach this option (I know not of one that doesn't). The range of languages tau...
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 272967

### Re: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)

Purple Stew This is something I invented last winter, because I found purple carrots at the local Woolworths. Ingredients 1kg of ox tail (lamb shanks are also awesome, but really any stewing meat will do) 1 big eggplant (aka aubergine), peeled and chunked 1 bunch purple carrots, coarsely chopped 1 ...
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Designing a function
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

### Re: Designing a function

(2^x)/7 is about that. You could probably do something with a scale on the x too. Although after playing with it (ie telling wolfram alpha to solve it) it doesn't look very nice. Another option is to find a function f such that f(10)-f(0)=210 and take the derivative. The integral of 2 x /7 from 0 t...
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "these ones"
Replies: 35
Views: 8647

### Re: "these ones"

Sydney, Australia (not Canadia) and "these ones" sounds perfectly acceptable. In fact, just saying "these" doesn't sound emphatic enough.
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 485110

### Re: Favorite math jokes

What did the constipated Mathematician do?

Spoiler:
He worked it out with a pencil...
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Guess the sequence.
Replies: 25
Views: 7326

### Re: Guess the sequence.

Coding wrote:Coding 1:
0, -1, -1, -2, -1, -4, 0, -6, -1, -5, -2, -10, 4, -12,...

Spoiler:
The sum of the proper divisors of n - n, assuming you start at n=0. Meaning the n=28th term should be 0 (as it is perfect).

MrDrake 1:

2, 5, 5, 4, 5, 6, 3, 7, 6, 8, 4, 7, 7, ...
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite number sequences?
Replies: 24
Views: 4133

### Re: Favorite number sequences?

My favourite sequences are ones that can't be fully defined. For example, A(n) = An(n)+1 where An is the nth sequence in the OEIS.

A = 2, 3, 2, 1, 3, 4, 1, 7, 7, 5, ...

Ironically, this sequence is A102288 (https://oeis.org/A102288), which means that A(102288) is undefined!