This is a discussion on Math was never my strong point, but this is ridiculous! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Do you suppose anyone knows what this really means? "The district has proposed a new social justice-infused curriculum that would focus on "power and oppression" ...
Do you suppose anyone knows what this really means?
"The district has proposed a new social justice-infused curriculum that would focus on "power and oppression" and "history of resistance and liberation" within the field of mathematics." Whatever happened to basic math skills? You know, add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions, decimals? Tools you might need to use in everyday life. Half of todays HS grads can't even count change in a transaction.
Annoy a Liberal!! Get a job and think for yourself!
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Actually, he can't afford a mattress, because the alt-libs are now saying his share of reparations for slavery, patriarchy and LGBTQ discrimination is around $56,000.
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I like it! Can I apply their reasoning to my taxes so I can get the maximum unearned income credit?
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...math was a necessity in my chemistry and physics classes, but not critical to understanding those subjects conceptually. I'm convinced that most folks could grasp a large majority of both subjects with little or no math. But to make it useful, measurements require us to use numbers, and without accurate measurements we don't get useful results. Thus, math is crucial in the sciences and always will be.
Please stick with me here.
OK, all that said, I had a very enlightening conversation about 25 years ago with a retiring elementary teacher.
She'd started her teaching career in 1960. She said at that time, career options for educated women were limited mostly to either teaching or nursing.
As a result, teaching drew a large % of the best and brightest among female college grads. These were women who had no math anxiety and were able to competently and clearly present the subject to their students.
In the decades since, many more career paths have opened up to women college grads and the low pay and low prestige of teaching the elementary grades meant that those with math deficiencies that kept them out of other career fields began populating our elementary schools. We see the results and it isn't a pretty picture.
The silly efforts of the education establishment, in the form of "flavor of the month" approaches to teaching math, serve more to confuse kids (and teachers) than to address the issue.
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YIKES! that millennial interview was truly upsetting. Her word formation, sentence structure and inflection TOTALLY sounded like a couple of my granddaughters.
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Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
Must of got tired of waiting for a crisis to manipulate and decided to jump into the fray with a backdoor option to preach the Liberal propaganda.
When I was a student, a program like this if there had been one would have been the exact opposite. It would have looked at the positive contributions math has brought to the world by people of all nationalities, ethnicity, gender(two) through the ages. It would have been positive with a goal to inspire learning to achieve positive results in society and personal growth and at the very least hopefully something enjoyable to be taught and remembered.
I use to wonder how some of these radical left progressives could get up in the morning they live under such a dark cloud. But now I think I know. They're revolutionaries and they're on a mission and they're in positions to do just that.
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