|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 20, 2005, 13:43|
Tristan McLeay wrote:
> I've never heard 'My Dear Aunt Sally' before; well, not in reference to
> maths. I was taught in grade five the more complete 'bodmas'; my sister
> was taught 'Bomdas' (but 'Bodmas' seems to have been more common;
Bizarre! I was almost going to object vehemently :) to Mark's claim that
> In English, we learn the phrase "My Dear Aunt Sally" to remember that
> Multiplication and Division come before Addition and Subtraction.
having never heard of such a thing, and was going to mention this "bomdas"
mneumonic that I heard at school, before deciding that reporting such an
obscure bit of knowledge as a mneumonic used by one teacher in one school
in a little country with a small population, was too trivial even for this
list. I didn't suspect that I was so widespread :-).
Stiofán Ó Maoilbreanainn firstname.lastname@example.org
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-- Bosquet, on seeing the IBM 4341