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General Chit Chat / Latest Maths Challenge on the Your Maths Tutor Facebook page
« Last post by admin on 13 July, 2018, 05:05:00 pm »
Hi all,

We've just posted the latest Maths Challenge on our Your Maths Tutor Facebook page: this week it's a Prime Number Maths Challenge. Part of the challenge is how you can prove that a number is prime. Perhaps you have an idea? Or maybe you're not sure and would like a little guidance. If you're not sure then register on this forum here and we can all work on it together.

Do you follow us on Facebook? If not then please do pop over to the YourMathsTutor Facebook page and follow us. The more of us there are then the more we can help each other.

Take care,

Ian.
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General Chit Chat / Re: Say "Hello" and Introduce Yourself
« Last post by admin on 03 July, 2018, 02:41:30 pm »
Hi agraham and many thanks for joining!

If you're stuck on any questions as you're working through your revision then please feel free to post them here and I'll be only to happy to help

Cheers,

Ian.
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General Chit Chat / Re: Say "Hello" and Introduce Yourself
« Last post by agraham on 03 July, 2018, 12:48:51 am »
Hi!

I just bought the national 5 textbook, so hopefully I'll get some revision done for next lesson!
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General Chit Chat / Say "Hello" and Introduce Yourself
« Last post by admin on 30 June, 2018, 01:22:27 pm »
Hi there and thanks for visiting this forum :)

This is the general chit-chat board, where you can talk about anything you like. Mainly, we'd love you to say "hi" and tell us a little bit more about yourself. Oh and don't worry because we're not going to collect data on what food you like or try to use some clever profiling to determine how we think you're going to vote. Remember: what gets said in the Community Hub stays in the community hub :D

Thanks again and we hope you like it here,

Ian
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How to Use this Forum / How do I write maths notation in a post?
« Last post by admin on 23 June, 2018, 10:06:03 pm »
There are currently three ways of writing maths notation directly in a post...

The first method is to use \( \LaTeX \). This is a special typesetting language that's easy to learn (see the Learn \( \LaTeX \) in 30 minutes guide for details).

For example, say I want to write the fraction a half like this:
\[ \frac{1}{2} \]
... so that it actually looks like a fraction. To achieve this then in \( \LaTeX \) I would write the following code:
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\frac{1}{2}.

In order to tell the forum that this is \( \LaTeX \) we need to surround the code with special tags like this:
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[latex]...[/latex]
So, the following:

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[latex]\frac{1}{2}[/latex]
... is rendered as:

\[ \frac{1}{2} \]

If you want the notation to appear in a line of text (like this: \( y=mx+c \) then use the 'inline' flag like this:

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[latex=inline]y=mx+c[/latex]
The second method is to use the built-in \( \LaTeX \) editor based on fMath - see the button with the '\( \pi \) and pencil' icon in the text editor when you write your post. I'm in the process of writing a blog post on this feature so there'll be more information on this soon!

The third method is to write out your question, take a photo and then attach it to a post using the Attachments and other options settings underneath the text editor. This is the easiest option but watch out for the file size limit.

As ever, if you have any questions then please ask!
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How to Use this Forum / Where do I post my question?
« Last post by admin on 23 June, 2018, 02:59:18 pm »
This is a UK-based forum - specifically Scotland - so you'll find boards listed under Scottish (SQA) and English, Welsh and Northern Ireland categories. But there is a "General Maths and Physics Help" category, too, where you can post any general problems. If you're not sure where to post the please do feel free to ask. If we think you might have posted to the wrong place then we'll let you know and move it for you.
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Welcome :) !

We have created this free forum to help you with any maths or physics-related problem you might have. Why a forum? Because we believe that the best way to learn is together as part of a supportive community. To that end if you're reading this post as a guest then please join the forum by registering here. If you're already registered and wanted to say "hi!" then post a hello to the General Chit Chat board and tell us a little bit about yourself.

Thanks for calling by and please do spread the word!

YourMathsTutor ;D
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