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Awesome! I'm as smart as a high schooler!

  1. Apr 19, 2009 #1

    Pengwuino

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    Our university had its Math field day yesterday and i volunteered for some extra credit in a math class im taking. Boy did I feel out of my element as a physics student. The competition i was proctoring, I could barely answer half the questions! I feel like trying to get our department to do a physics field day so i can regain my confidence as someone who is supposedly educated. Then again I dont think ive ever heard of a physics field day, have YOU?

    Theres no real point to this thread other then to pat myself on the back for being as smart as a high schooler.

    Ok to be fair, a 9th-12th grader.
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2009 #2

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    I've never heard of a math field day either. Please don't tell me they used some really geeky interpretation of the term "field" to pull it off. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 #3

    Pengwuino

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    I don't actually know what a field day is :)
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 #4

    Moonbear

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    It's the thing you do when in elementary school when you spend a day playing in the fields...we had things like sack races, three-legged races, egg tosses, some more serious soccer games and long jump, hurdles, etc. type sports, and at the end of the day, the 6th graders got to fire off their model rockets they built in science class. So, field day means getting to play out on a field. I can't imagine any way that math would fit with that theme, unless they set up booths outside or something.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 #5
    You should ask for a chess field day.
    Everyone could dress up in white or black, become the chess pieces, and play team chess (out in a field of course).
     
  7. Apr 19, 2009 #6

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    That would be pretty neat...that's something I'd show up to watch (I don't know how to play chess, so wouldn't participate unless someone else called the moves...it would be fun to chase the other pieces off the board if I landed on their space to eliminate them though. :biggrin:)
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 #7
    I think wooden swords would be a given.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 #8

    Integral

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    In the Navy a field day is when the ship or barracks gets a thorough cleaning.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 #9
    I think I'll stick with MB's civilian version.
     
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