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Public school math goes full retard: 3 * 4 = 11?
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RE: Public school math goes full retard: 3 * 4 = 11?
(08-22-2013 10:53 AM)phil81 Wrote:  Those of us who have been through enough advanced math that pushed us far enough out of our comfort zone understand the importance of the "why and how" on a different level than people who haven't had that experience.

...Unless you're being taught by a woman who doesn't want to be pushed out of her teaching comfort zone by those children not sticking to her dictated, inflexible script of How Children Must Learn.
08-22-2013 05:24 PM
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RE: Public school math goes full retard: 3 * 4 = 11?
Why is spongebob toxic? And what are the problems in childrens cartoons now a days?
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08-22-2013 06:55 PM
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RE: Public school math goes full retard: 3 * 4 = 11?
(08-22-2013 06:55 PM)kbell Wrote:  Why is spongebob toxic? And what are the problems in childrens cartoons now a days?

http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/...-our-kids/

Apparently he drops your IQ.

However I would take this study, like most studies, with a grain of salt. Did they compare to kids watching x,y,z. Is it just watching television that causes the drop? Etc.
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RE: Public school math goes full retard: 3 * 4 = 11?
(08-22-2013 05:24 PM)AnonymousBosch Wrote:  
(08-22-2013 10:53 AM)phil81 Wrote:  Those of us who have been through enough advanced math that pushed us far enough out of our comfort zone understand the importance of the "why and how" on a different level than people who haven't had that experience.

...Unless you're being taught by a woman who doesn't want to be pushed out of her teaching comfort zone by those children not sticking to her dictated, inflexible script of How Children Must Learn.

And I think multiple choice tests are more likely to be the "dictated, inflexible scripts" than demonstrating how and why.

The lady in the video is saying the same thing that every college engineering professor says and something like 90% of those professors are men. Just because it comes out of a women's mouth doesn't mean it is anti-male. I think it is pro-male because it plays to men's strengths.
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RE: Public school math goes full retard: 3 * 4 = 11?
(08-22-2013 12:50 AM)Architekt Wrote:  I read your post about 8 more times.

I still stand by the premise that we should be teaching kids to do shit properly rather than that "half-assed and close enough is good enough."
You should probably read it another 8 times. No where did I state a wrong answer or wrong method is correct. However, instead I stated a wrong answer does not automatically imply that the method someone uses is incorrect. Obviously, things as basic as arithmetic do not have that high of a margin of error.
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(08-22-2013 09:50 PM)TheKantian Wrote:  
(08-22-2013 12:50 AM)Architekt Wrote:  I read your post about 8 more times.

I still stand by the premise that we should be teaching kids to do shit properly rather than that "half-assed and close enough is good enough."
You should probably read it another 8 times. No where did I state a wrong answer or wrong method is correct. However, instead I stated a wrong answer does not automatically imply that the method someone uses is incorrect. Obviously, things as basic as arithmetic do not have that high of a margin of error.

Maybe you should be reading what I wrote 8 times - you seem to be missing the point. Even if the method is spot on, if you don't get the right solution at the end, you're still wrong no matter how succinct your justification. Like someone already said, open ended interpretations belong in liberal arts - not mathematics.
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(08-22-2013 12:40 PM)CThunder86 Wrote:  
(08-22-2013 12:15 AM)Big Nilla Wrote:  

Is he interacting and playing with other kids as well? If so, okay but if not then are you not worried about his social skills?

He'll be on a baseball team starting next month. Almost certain I'll sign him up for an improv class for kids. Thinking about Boy Scouts. He has a few friends from his school he plays with. Goes to the daycare in my wife's church (she works there) once or twice a week. Deals with my 4-year old all day.

Regardless of all that, I wouldn't be worried about his social skills. Bad social skills isn't a trait exclusive to homeschool kids. Plenty of public school kids have horrible social skills. The homeschool kids with bad social skills are probably a reflection of their weird, socially inept parents, imo.

Kbell,
IMO spongebob is toxic based on how it has affected my 6-year olds behaviors, attitude, and the words he uses. I can pinpoint too much bad stuff directly to spongebob. The stupid laugh, the spongebob way of whining, specific idiotic things he says, disrespect, etc. My 4-year old watches it too and it hasn't affected him the same way. They have opposite personalities, but still, the show doesn't have anything redeeming in it. On top of that, it doesn't stimulate any childish creativity AT ALL (had to emphasize that). Once I started having my kids watch the 80's tv shows I listed, I noticed a lot of childish creativity and role playing during and after them watching the shows.

For me, just best to minimize and phase out spongebob as much as possible and replace it with shows that I think are better for them.
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RE: Public school math goes full retard: 3 * 4 = 11?
I learned 5x5=14




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Re: Why is Spongebob bad for children?

Spongebob pretty much acts like a fullblown retard:



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