Eldest and math are back together again, and OH so happy about it.
She has math homework every single day. Something I am most delighted about considering what was going on last year.
This also means that we are checking her math homework and reviewing questions with her every night.
Now, may I add, the man is freaking brilliant at math. Heck, he works out equations in the evenings for the entertainment value. I kid you not, I look over some night and he has this booklet out and a pencil and he's working away at them. NO idea what they are all about, but there it is. My Mom is also excellent at maths, my Dad and my sister both work with numbers. I liked math for a long time, but eventually reached a point (in grade 13) where I was confused.
I have always been the math dummy in the family. (not that pathetic, just the competition has been a mite fierce)
Eldest had one math problem that she couldn't figure out. I didn't get it at first and called in the big guns...."Honey, how does this go....."
Brace yourselves, cause I'm gonna do some wicked gloating here.....
I figured it out FIRST!!!!!
*happy dancing and general (rude)self-congratulatory hooting*
Da da da da DA DA!
I know....how many does he get right and how many do I get right...nonetheless.!
Here it is, let's see what you can do.....answer provided later.
Find two different numbers taken to the same exponent, that when worked out, have an equal value.
Good luck all...ask your teens who've done this math more recently, they may figure it out faster.
No googling allowed!