• Question: What is your favourite type of maths

    Asked by each52act on 12 Oct 2022.
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      Harold Berjamin answered on 12 Oct 2022:

      I like applied mathematics (= mathematics for other disciplines, such as physics, biology, finance, etc.), computational mathematics (= computer simulation), and recreational mathematics (= entertainment)

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      Suzy Whoriskey answered on 12 Oct 2022:

      I love problem solving – and I do a lot of it in my job, which is handy!

      Getting given some data and being asked to look for patterns in it, or can I find out if one thing tells us about another, is my favourite.

      I’m also very into mathsy games at games nights!

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      Trish O'Connell answered on 12 Oct 2022: last edited 12 Oct 2022 3:13 pm

      I love algebra because its all about solving puzzles… there is nothing more satisfying than having the problem work out correctly!!!

      Also ( and this is surprising to me) as I got older I started liking calculus…. when I was in school it didn’t make much sense but once I discovered why and the fact that there are rules to follow its kinda fun….

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      Emma Govan answered on 12 Oct 2022:

      I really enjoy statistics and calculus, I also find algebra really fun. Anything with problem solving or some figuring out is ideal!

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      Maja Popovic answered on 13 Oct 2022:

      I like geometry very much, with all the interesting shapes, and you can draw everything and then see what is going on.

      I like calculus, too, this is high-level maths with a lot of inifinite sums and functions.

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      Francisco Roldan Sanchez answered on 13 Oct 2022:

      I like probability because knowing about it can help you predict how likely is something to happen. This can apply to many things in life: sports, health, and even politics. For example, with some basic knowledge of probability and very vague society behaviour analysis I was able to predict quite accurately when covid waves were about to happen, or even that the current war in Ukraine was very likely to happen.

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      Orla McManamly answered on 19 Oct 2022:

      I like statistics because using this type of maths can give us lots of information about other things, for example the average length of time it takes to get to work (so that we can plan our journey) or the value of a famous soccer player to their team based on the number of goals they’ve scored in past games. Statistics cover many things and allows us to tell a story using numbers, based on facts.