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Saturday, April 11, 2015

How Math Was Taught in Schools in 1950 versus 2015




34 comments:

  1. This is close to the truth. 60% of the kids at my nearby gradeschool in this suburb of Seattle are Hispanic, many of the rest being Asian and black. An acquaintance of my daughter teaches kindergarten in Salem, Oregon. 75% of the kids are Hispanic. She would not have gotten the job if she hadn't been proficient in Spanish. All the kids in the class are being taught in Spanish, with the idea that they'll gradually switch to English. (Right.) I have a friend in a middle-class L.A. suburb. Again, 75%.

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  2. USA ? What do these letters stand for in view of the current state the nation is in?

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  3. Very soon all kids will be speaking Arabic and only studying the Qur'an.
    Math Question:
    There are 100 Infidels captured by ISIS Martyrs in the name of Allah. 50 of them convert to Islam. How many remain to be murdered? How many should be beheaded? How many burned alive? Answers in the Qur'an Book 2.

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  4. Follow- Up Question: What will Obama say about Muslim Terrorism?

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  5. 100 percent of people support the fascist US oligarchy. How many of them are idiots? Answer: all of them. Wake up and rise up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. You are not fooling anyone, Tel Aviv. We KNOW who the real Terrorist state is, and it starts with an "I" and ends with an "L" and they SPY on our Congress, even though they OWN the politicians, media and courts.

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  7. ISIS is directed from Tel Aviv, and they are treating wounded ISIS terorrists, flying them into Israel.

    You don't fool anyone.

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  8. If "100 percent of the people support the fascist oligarchy"...where are you from?


    MSM "news" sources are lsoing market share while "alternative" (honest) sources are picking up those escaping The Matrix.

    We're "awake." WE KNOW.

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  9. I have a comment about giving the girl 8 cents and her being confused.


    The reason for the confusion is that there is a strategy for this that is not taught in math class because there is no reason for it in math class. The way to do this is to mentally subtract 8 cents from the total and make change based on the new total. Once you know the strategy, it is easy.


    If you don't know the strategy, it takes time to readjust the calculation in your head. The girl was trying to subtract $2.08 - 1.58 when, without the strategy, it is much easier to subtract 1.58 from 2.00. Also, if she has mentally done the calculation in her head, she now has to shift gears and do a new calculation.


    When people encounter this, they conclude that kids don't know how to subtract. This may not be true. They may know how to subtract, just not how to employ a particular strategy that is only used when making change and not in any other circumstances.

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  10. I used to teach algebra in an inner-city high school. Even in that dismal environment, math teaching was not anything like what the poster suggested. This post should be understood as parody. It is a good parody of political correctness run amok, but not really a true example of what happens in math classes today

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  11. In my judgment, what has undermined mathematical literacy is letting children use calculators before they have really mastered arithmetic. Schools also fall down on teaching fractions. When students lack basic number sense, everything else is much harder. Theoretically, kids should be able to solve algebra equations, even if they need a calculator for the arithmetic, but in practice, that just doesn't happen. Did you ever try to teach kids to factor trinomials if they don't know their multiplication tables?

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  12. Hey there FANG or FALANG or whomever.
    You say the Terrorist State of Israel is treating wounded ISIS terrorists in Israeli hospitals? The same as they do when they treat Palestinians in their hospitals? How Terrorist is that?
    And did you know that it was the Israeli Mossad that blew up the Twin Towers in 9/11?
    Did you know that Israel is supplying its nuclear technology to Iran?
    Don't you know that us Jews control the entire World...and you're fired!?

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  13. Teaching Math in 2015. Each student must present multiple vaccination forms before entering class......Michelle Obama has provided your food for today.

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  14. So very True! It is Jews that are making America Dumb! You know it was George Carlin that already stated how they just want people to do as there told, work and nothing more.

    Low intelligence with weaklings glued to there cell phones all day then glued to the TV, easy to control to get them to ok there Wars(Jewish Banker Wars) Get them to ok there policies of taking away your rights.

    Basically you can think of anyone not a Zionist Jew as not having the right to have rights.
    That is there Psychology.
    Based on there belief that they are the chosen ones from the chosen land and bla bla bla bla it's All complete and total BS!


    everyone needs to home school.

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  15. You are right, but you had to take your shoes off to get to the answer.
    At school they should / did teach numerous ways to get the answer, use the most efficient.
    To say that subtracting 158 from 208 you beed to use a "number line" shows that the teachers are not worth the 50c in change.

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  16. "was not anything like what the poster suggested" I am glad you weren't teaching English.

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  17. "There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok."

    Is it ok if reading this made me cry?

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  18. How many Muslims run America, but wear a yamaka?

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  19. More than he will dare utter about the Jewish cabal that controls him.

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  20. "The girl was trying to subtract $2.08 - 1.58"


    Man, are you overly charitable The girl was doing nothing of the sort. She was relying on the cash register to tell her what change to give you, and when you gave her eight more cents, you immediately threw her completely out of her depth.

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  21. Charter Communication blocks this article as span so that it cannot be passed around through their e-mail system.
    They do this on everything they don't like.
    They mark tons of youtube videos as spam.
    Charter communication is engaged in opened censorship!

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  22. 2015... one in fifty boys is brain damaged from Hg and Al from vaccines, and 30 in 50 are neurologically damaged and either unable to do higher math or only able to do it with extreme effort.

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  23. How about an 18 year old high school graduate who is a college freshman, working at a farm and home supply store, and is unable to calculate how many bags of grass seed are on a pallet? This kid absolutely could not multiply number of bags per layer, times number of layers, and add the few bags on top in an incomplete layer. True story from the co-owner.

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  24. I'm not arguing for or against toxic ingredients. I am arguing against government control in my comment.

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  25. Only one Muslim runs America...Obama...and he doesn't wear a Yamulka!

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  26. I'm not controlled by any Jewish Cabal...as all us Jews control the world...the UN...NATO..the Hague...The MSM...Hollywood...CAIR...ISNA...the list is endless.
    Be afraid...be VERY afraid...

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  27. Oh, not you. You are a pissant. I'm talking about the "muslim" controlled by Jews, Obama.

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  28. You can see how little people care about THEIR OWN EDUCATION when they write comments and cannot use "their" and "there" correctly. So sad.

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  29. you worthless little low vibrational tool.

    your exposing your own psychology for all to see.

    Go out and study about what I wrote above before you reply about grammar.

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  30. Yes. A typical conservative argument. Essentially a series of lies. Do not get me wrong, "liberals" also lie, but at least their lies are based on a core fundamental belief, that big government is good, and so they work for big government. This is different from conservatives who say that they want smaller government but as far as I know, without exception, whenever they have had the chance, they have blocked a reduction in the size of government, or worked to make government larger and more intrusive. The only exceptions are when their billionaire buddies are busy stealing from the bottom 95% and enriching themselves at the expense of everyone else and the environment

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    About Mr. Koolzs remark about the Jews. We do not have to make you stupid, you have already done that, and it is the ruling conservative elite who capitalizes on that by fefarmongering. (See how fear makes you stupid) And we have idiots like you to thank for making we Jews 1 SD smarter than you. It was 2500 years (starting with the Babylonian exile) of eugenics, the last 1700 of which consisted of systematic culling fo Jews who were in the bottom 10%, that made us the chosen people. Eugenics really does work.

    "was not anything like what the poster suggested" Teacher wins, Mr. London looses. Grammarly did not flaf that phrase.

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  31. Looses? Try "loses".

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  32. The Point made by Dennis Wilson was well taken and appreciated. The Education System was taken over by the Government, BIG UNCLE. This happened after WWII. Remember, Hitler took control of the Education System. You Dumb Down the People, Get Rid of the Middle Class, Infiltrate the Government with Commies and LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, TAKE AWAY THE GUNS.

    It is the ALINSKY THEORY. Remember, Clinton, G.W. Bush, Obama and even Hilarious Clinton bragged about studying the ALINSKY THEORY.

    I liked the article.

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  33. My degree was in math. I was neevr muche gud in englsh

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