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MeasurementBlues
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Problems with pencils
MeasurementBlues   12/6/2013 12:33:27 PM
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The biggest problem with pencils for students is the eraser wears down long before the lead is gone. It comes from erasing all those math problems when you realize you did them wrong.

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Another problem
MeasurementBlues   12/6/2013 12:34:36 PM
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After an 2009 auto accident in which I injured my thumb, It's hurts a bit to write so I type whenever possible.

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Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
MeasurementBlues   12/6/2013 12:36:45 PM
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I have an iPad app that lets you draw equations with your finger. It cleans them up, making them easy to read, and evaluates the equation. Then, just take a screen shot. Who needs a pencil?

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Re: Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
DrFPGA   12/6/2013 12:41:02 PM
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Ok, how about a link or name for the app so the rest of us can find it..

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Re: Problems with pencils
Max The Magnificent   12/6/2013 12:51:36 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: It comes from erasing all those math problems when you realize you did them wrong.

The main thing is that you aren't bitter :-)

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Re: Another problem
Max The Magnificent   12/6/2013 12:53:03 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: After an 2009 auto accident in which I injured my thumb...

It sounds like a horrendous incident -- when will the movie be coming out? :-)

 

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Re: Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
Max The Magnificent   12/6/2013 12:53:59 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: I have an iPad app that lets you draw equations with your finger...

That sounds interesting -- what's the name of that App?

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antedeluvian   12/6/2013 1:07:28 PM
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Martin. Max

I have an iPad app that lets you draw equations with your finger

Windows 7 and 8 have a "Math Input Panel" in Accessories (actually it may be named slightly differently in Windows 8, I must check at home) in which you can use your mouse to enter the mathematical symbols. And better than a screen shot it handshakes directly into Word. I must check on my newly acquired Surface how it works with a finger input.

 

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MeasurementBlues   12/6/2013 1:37:08 PM
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@Max, the movie already came out. You missed it.

 

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There's a pencil for that!
TonyTib   12/6/2013 1:41:42 PM
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Pentel Twist-Erase III

These have huge erases; I just got one for my niece since she went through 10 erasers in two weeks on her Kuro Toga.  BTW, the Kuro Toga Roulette is the best mechanical pencil; it's metal, and rotates the lead every time you advance.  I have the gunmetal version; I only wish Uni would make it in 0.3mm.


BTW, there are still plenty of wood pencil fans around; Pencil Revolution is a good place to start.  And you can learn all kind of mechanical trivia at Dave's Mechanical Pencils.


Most of the time, I prefer using pens, but I've been using pencils more after I got my Roulette and a Pentel GraphGear 1000.  Another intesting option is Pilot's Frixion erasable pens; they actually work well, much better than the PaperMates of the late 1970's.

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