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For the mathematically challenged

(15 Posts)
Galen Tue 08-Apr-14 16:33:44

Hey diddle diddle,
The medians the middle,
You add and divide for the mean.
The mode is the one
That you see the most
And the range is the difference between!
Simples smile

Aka Tue 08-Apr-14 16:59:50


Nelliemoser Tue 08-Apr-14 17:23:57

galen I like it! Do you have any more.

AlieOxon Tue 08-Apr-14 18:01:40

Like it!

janerowena Tue 08-Apr-14 18:10:15

Excellent! Must tell DBH that one, he has things like that on big cards hanging from the ceiling of his classroom!

tiggypiro Tue 08-Apr-14 19:45:02

I wish I had known that when I was supply teaching. Maths classes were very different to what I had been taught !

Ana Tue 08-Apr-14 19:51:07

It may be very clever in a maths sort of way - I wouldn't know blush, but the fact that 'one' doesn't rhyme with 'most' has turned me against it! grin

Gally Tue 08-Apr-14 20:30:56

Well, as a total mathematicalphobe, I don't even understand the riddle : it's a bit like University Challenge - if I could understand the question, I might be able to answer grin

Icyalittle Tue 08-Apr-14 20:37:56

Galen that is so useful! Thank you, it's a keeper.

Ana Tue 08-Apr-14 20:43:22

Oh, thank goodness, Gally! I thought I was going to be the only one...grin

durhamjen Tue 08-Apr-14 20:50:28

The original has 'laughed' and 'fun'. They do not rhyme either, Ana.

Ana Tue 08-Apr-14 20:57:07

Eh? confused

Ana Tue 08-Apr-14 20:59:33

Oh I see - Hey Diddle Diddle. Well, you've got me there, durhamjen - enjoy! grin

Wheniwasyourage Sun 18-May-14 17:52:45

Thanks Galen! I meant to take a note of this when you first posted it, but have now managed to track it down. Very useful and I hope it will be of interest to some who didn't see it first time round smile.

Charleygirl Sun 18-May-14 18:04:14

Ana and Gally may I join your club?