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# Basic Math/Timetable Matrix in Schools.

Question
Dear Prof Abe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(mathematics)‎

Example
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6 * 8 matrix timetable representation
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6 rows = monday, tuesday,wenesday,thursday,friday,saturday

8 columns = first period, second period, third period, fourth period, fifth period, sixth period, seventh period, eight period.

8 * 6 matrix timetable representation
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8 rows = first period, second period, third period, fourth period, fifth period, sixth period, seventh period, eight period.

6 columns =  monday,tuesday,wednesday,thursday,friday,saturday

Both the 8*6 OR 6*8 matrix school timetable will work for entering the data as English,Science,Maths,Geography etc in the period row.

The 6*8 offers a landscape representation and 8*6 offers a portrait data representation.

Which among the two would be more appealing for designing the School Timetable ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

It is a matter of personal preference!

The 8 rows (time periods) X 6 columns (days of the week) is appealing because
it resembles a calendar where days of the week appear as headings in each column,
and is natural to consider as time increases from top to bottom.

I prefer that way.

Abe

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Basic Math

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#### Abe Mantell

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Hello, I am a college professor of mathematics and regularly teach all levels from elementary mathematics through differential equations, and would be happy to assist anyone with such questions!

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