I used the "insert table" button on the page editor to create a data table for a pie chart. See MathGloss/P/Pie_Chart. I fumbled around a lot trying to figure out how to use tables, studying the ones that you had done...., but decided I needed a pre-formatted way which seemed to me should be the button. I don't mind the missing divider between col 1 & 2, but it does need an ending border (after col 3). Is this a tech issue or did I mess it up in editing? I'd like for the button to create a nice looking table so I don't have to fuss with the coding details. Thoughts?
--Alison Snieckus 00:25, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
I can see all borders. Table is great. Do you still see missing dividers?... which browser are you using?
class=wikitable makes our life easier. I love personalising tables but obviously it takes little more time to create personalized tables.
(I love your examples. I'm absolutely learning from you. Thanks a lot)
Gladys G.--chela5808 05:28, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
I use Firefox. I checked again and they are still missing for me. I'm not going to worry about it.
But I see that you took out the "pie picture." That picture is great. OK, maybe it's not a good example, but it brings some fun to the page. Could we put a smaller version at the top near the definition?
Probably I'm not a fan of personalizing tables because I still really don't know how to do it. I tell my kids all the time to be careful of deciding that you dislike something (e.g., like all of math) because it may be that you are just frustrated that it's hard and you can't figure it out. Once you are good at something, you might not "hate" it.
You're welcome. It's a two-way street -- I'm also learning a ton from you. Glad we have the opportunity to collaborate.
--Alison Snieckus 18:55, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Do you know what's my "golden moment" (this is an spanish expression) while teaching math?
When learner exclaim:
Is that it? So easy? I though it was much more difficult!!!
That's why I love teaching math, kids, boys and even adult people, realise math is not the "monster" they presumed.
Go for tables, they are waiting for you!
Pie picture is great, just though there was a duplicity, but you are right. Example is funny. Let me re-size it. :)
Cheers, Gladys G.--chela5808 13:39, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Regarding drawing tables,
Have you seen ABE Math Tutorials/Logic? There are sections of this tutorial that have truth tables, such as Using truth tables. You can see how to draw a table if you click one of those pages' "edit" tabs, and then you will find the code for how to draw a table. That's another way to draw a table besides using the button. Hope this helps. --AFriedman 16:08, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Anne, Thanks for the tip. I checked them out -- very helpful. I think I've got the basics now.
I see you live in NYC. Very close to me (I'm in NJ), although I don't get up that way much.
Thanks again for the help.
--Alison Snieckus 02:31, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
No problem. That's neat, that you come from NJ! I sometimes go to eastern New Jersey, because that's where part of my family lives. NJ is a somewhat different culture from NY, even though so many New Jerseyans commute to the city every day. And by the way, I was homeschooled as well. So it's nice to see that you're a homeschool mom. Wikis are incredible resources for homeschoolers, I think. --AFriedman 03:05, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Those "golden moments" are the whole reason for working with kids! Glad you like the idea of adding the pie picture somewhere else. I look forward to its reappearance. Then I'll email a link to the page to my sons to get their thoughts on our work!
--Alison Snieckus 02:21, 10 February 2009 (UTC)