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    Core math 3 x 4 = 11

    I saw this on Keisers blog. < 1 min. No max.


    We have this problem down here as well, but we call our problem "New Math" but basically the premise is the same. It is not about the result it is about the "narrative". The facts being that 3 x 4 = 12 is not so important is being able to tell a story about how you arrived at your incorrect answer.

    Now in this video the woman says that they correct the child if they come up with the wrong answer but the most important part is the story or the journey through the math process. In australia the difference is that they, the class can come together and negotiate the solution. So by a consensus they all arrive at the preferred answer. As I hint at, it doesn't have to be the factual answer, just an answer that everyone can live with,
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    Re: Core math 3 x 4 = 11

    It's not new math it's NWO math.
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    Re: Core math 3 x 4 = 11

    While the stupefying plunge in SAT scores and IQ continues
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    Re: Core math 3 x 4 = 11

    Quote Originally Posted by steyr_m View Post
    While the stupefying plunge in SAT scores and IQ continues
    They modified the reporting like the inflation and unemployment factors.

    Looking through my kids curricular for this year and the info he knows he has to put on his dumb cap to pass. I bitched about him smoking stuff and he said 'if I pass on honor rolll will you please stop bitching about smoking'. Hmmm I told him its on. He never learned basic math, history or any of the other BS stuff. What they teach is like zero what I learned. It's there but different and wrong.

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    Re: Core math 3 x 4 = 11

    I spent some time with a child about to start the adventure of education. Family gathering, parents, the grands and so on. Kid was going through a book, non school, which was how many of X are there in the Pic, Draw a line to link same or similar things. Identify these objects.

    Kid asks, what do I put in this one (answer box) mommy. I said, you put whatever the teacher wants you to put in there. Now that was the start of an interesting conversation.

    So I am messing with the kid. Are you sure those are not such and such things? How do you know it's 10. It's something like the video I guess but I am trying to get them confident that they have got the right answer even when someone (me) is casting doubt on them. Thats the hardest challenge in life IMO. Being able to stand in confidence when someone casts doubt on you or what you did/do. I don't want them to have to turn to some group for a decision or assessment of how they feel about something. You gots to know in your guts.

    I think this one will be ok. I'm pretty confident he can see as well although it may be his friend.
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    Re: Core math 3 x 4 = 11

    I did have that problem, after my dad was my teacher, in high school I was able to give answers to algebra problems withuot solving the problem......my teacher got really mad at me and at the end he asked me "Was your dad your algebra teacher?"...me "Yes".....him "Did he go to Georgia Tech"....me "Yes"...him "OH, that's why"........how did he know? I don't know......maybe they had a "mistery" way to teach math that my dad use on me................but as you can see he never tought me English ahahahahahahahhah.

    By the way, the teacher in the video was right......once you know the cause you will know the reason, and able to corrected it.

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    Re: Core math 3 x 4 = 11

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    good little vid in there ^,

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    Re: Core math 3 x 4 = 11

    "Doesn't matter if you lie...it just has to sound good and if people react the way you expect, that's OK!"

    They aren't teaching math, they are teaching marketing.
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    Re: Core math 3 x 4 = 11

    Google smartest stupid people in history and see what you get.

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