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by SkunkWerks
Thu May 03, 2012 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85620

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I'm going to dissent, and I like math. I feel that we're going the wrong way with education, trying to make everyone jacks of all trades. Except: that really isn't what we're doing. Rather, we're doing the opposite (been doing it for quite some time), and it shows. How is this not what we're doing?...
by SkunkWerks
Thu May 03, 2012 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85620

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

sarysa wrote:I'm going to dissent, and I like math. I feel that we're going the wrong way with education, trying to make everyone jacks of all trades.


Except: that really isn't what we're doing.

Rather, we're doing the opposite (been doing it for quite some time), and it shows.
by SkunkWerks
Thu May 03, 2012 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85620

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

The observational premise is itself valid, but it's such a banal and importune perspective to take on so essential and dysfunctional a state of fact. . . . that perverse profession of ethos, compels me to the even more egregious sense . . . Dude, just because they call them 'five-dollar words', it ...
by SkunkWerks
Thu May 03, 2012 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85620

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Then there's the classic left-brained to right-brained argument of: Righty: Well, I never use algebra in my day to day life. Lefty: Have you ever applied formal logic to solve a problem? Righty: Oh, sure! Lefty: Then you do use algebra in your day-to-day life. Righty: Sure, but I liked it better whe...
by SkunkWerks
Wed May 02, 2012 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85620

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Can't say I ever was "proud" of not using mat/algebra later on in life. At the same time I think it equally strange that people should count it among "the fun parts in life". Algebra was never "fun" for me. This is in part due to a learning disorder I have which tends t...

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