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Is our children learning maths?
September 16, 2005 5:38 AM   Subscribe

Friday Flash Fun, and other games from the educational entertaining Maths is Fun. Just don't tell the kids they're learning.
posted by kyleg (4 comments total)

 
If we have to call it "Maths" instead of "Math" (ugh), shouldn't it be "Maths are fun?"
posted by grouse at 5:39 AM on September 16, 2005


grouse: no. It's singular.

On the other hand 'Is our children learning maths?' might want to undergo that correction.
posted by edd at 6:20 AM on September 16, 2005


I was kidding. That said, most professional dictionaries (OED, American Heritage, M-W) either call it "plural treated as singular" or a mass noun, not just a singular.
posted by grouse at 7:25 AM on September 16, 2005


Games like this remind me of how mathematically inadequate I have been and will be for the rest of my life. I hope my kid never needs help with his homework.
posted by Emperor Yamamoto's Eggs at 8:45 AM on September 16, 2005


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