tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post6609502677812558729..comments2021-11-27T20:21:01.319-03:30Comments on The Other Side of Sixty: MathematicsWisewebwomanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15281689872840844191noreply@blogger.comBlogger12125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-23865730513314530222010-10-17T20:41:08.683-02:302010-10-17T20:41:08.683-02:30I'm in with Grannymar, I can do "it"...I'm in with Grannymar, I can do "it" just fine until, someone puts it in the context of the M word.<br />Ranchers never trust the weatherman, what comes comes...Brighttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11299215170393879517noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-21490403950758068022010-10-17T04:04:13.265-02:302010-10-17T04:04:13.265-02:30Another maths on the cooking - working out timings...Another maths on the cooking - working out timings of a dinner backwards from when you want to eat (particularly if it is something like a joint or a roast chicken, where you have to calculate cooking times based on the weight of the meat). Essential if you have guests coming!<br /><br />I was always good at the 'pure' maths - the algebra - the starting with x and working out what y should be and how to get there. My problems with maths started when they put the physics into it (I was the only one in the class not taking physics at that point, and I got lost when the teacher assumed knowledge I didn't have, and never caught up). That pushed me into an "I'm no good at maths" spiral, which took me a long time to get out of.<br /><br />Now, I use my algebraic maths on a regular basis, at work and at home. But I still shudder when anyone tries to get me to think about vectors and velocity!Johttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17965300148218903639noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-71708152410298305582010-10-16T16:06:22.569-02:302010-10-16T16:06:22.569-02:30I am fine once you do not call it math or maths!I am fine once you do not call it math or maths!Grannymarhttp://grannymar.com/blognoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-43540214807946558662010-10-16T14:43:52.529-02:302010-10-16T14:43:52.529-02:30I'm mathematically-challenged as it happens,WW...I'm mathematically-challenged as it happens,WWW, but it's not connected to my gender - more to the way my brain is wired up - that's my story.<br /><br />I can add very long columns of figures, or pounds, shillings and pence, a skill learned as a book-keeper/receptionist in hotels in my youth, when ledgers were still around in place of computers.<br />That's my entire sum of mathematical skill.<br /><br />At school I needed to put in little effort to be very good at French and Latin, but was useless at maths. <br /><br />They used to say that only the most exceptional students are good at both disciplines.<br />Don't know how true that is.Twilighthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14138621610593773784noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-71037364978928035512010-10-16T00:15:13.207-02:302010-10-16T00:15:13.207-02:30Marcia:
I forgot, men can't do that!
XO
WWWMarcia:<br />I forgot, men can't do that!<br />XO<br />WWWWisewebwomanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15281689872840844191noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-78310855578607393292010-10-16T00:14:32.912-02:302010-10-16T00:14:32.912-02:30Pauline:
You forgot BRAINS.
XO
WWWPauline:<br />You forgot BRAINS.<br />XO<br />WWWWisewebwomanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15281689872840844191noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-44899602413667304602010-10-15T20:32:18.631-02:302010-10-15T20:32:18.631-02:30and don't forget counting the days from your l...and don't forget counting the days from your last period before having sex to make sure you don't get pregnant.marciamayohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18185069576683872041noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-58520802053204991222010-10-15T20:17:10.053-02:302010-10-15T20:17:10.053-02:30Men must do "woman's work" to apprec...Men must do "woman's work" to appreciate how much effort and skill much of it takes!Paulinehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14555472024981357622noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-59343525245621120992010-10-15T19:36:39.871-02:302010-10-15T19:36:39.871-02:30Zuleme:
I think we're good where I am - the Av...Zuleme:<br />I think we're good where I am - the Avalon Peninsula, high winds are for the West - it is a VAST province, there is snow already in Labrador...yikes!<br />XO<br />WWWWisewebwomanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15281689872840844191noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-87010669246612702472010-10-15T19:34:13.445-02:302010-10-15T19:34:13.445-02:30Nick:
Excellent point, how so-called 'women...Nick:<br />Excellent point, how so-called 'women's work' is diminished all the time by not according it the effort and ability it so rightly deserves!<br />XO<br />WWWWisewebwomanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15281689872840844191noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-82252149792957885532010-10-15T19:26:46.943-02:302010-10-15T19:26:46.943-02:30The nor easter that blew through here today is on ...The nor easter that blew through here today is on its way to you, I think. Bring in the lawn furniture!Sharyn Ekberghhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11987304898246173619noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14874528.post-47628711189450654022010-10-15T17:57:38.062-02:302010-10-15T17:57:38.062-02:30Good point, maths are involved in so many everyday...Good point, maths are involved in so many everyday things we just take it for granted. That brought me a similar thought about DIY. That's also seen as a guy thing but what about cooking, sewing, growing vegetables, dressmaking, in fact all the things you mention. Aren't they also DIY?nickhttp://nickhereandnow.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.com