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by Catmando
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:30 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 36856

Re: Gifted Education

I have read the articles you posted previously (long time ago...) about how a class of only 'average' students did worse than a class of all ability students. To me, that reeks of students simply riding on the coat-tails of those more academically gifted. Perhaps that works for the immediate tests,...
by Catmando
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How can we make math less scary?
Replies: 44
Views: 10123

Re: How can we make math less scary?

Attitude is everything. When I try to help my fellow students with math they typically bring the wrong attitude. They assume that math isn't supposed to make sense and that I'm just going to tell them another stupid formula or method they can apply to this weird sequence of numbers and letters to ge...
by Catmando
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2420238

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello xkcdforums, I'm Catmando. I'm a high school student in America. I like nerdy stuff and have been a fan of xkcd for about 200 comics, although I've read them all. I'm currently reading GEB by Douglas Hofstadter. I'm here on the forum only to participate in interesting discussion. Something inte...
by Catmando
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 170389

Re: Books you never finished

Catcher in the Rye. I got like a third of the way or halfway or something into it and just gave up. Strangely, though, it's still sitting in the top of my locker at school.
by Catmando
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 414648

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Anyone else really beginning to get tired of all the webs of deception? I'm not really having trouble keeping up with it, but it's all beginning to be the same—x is lying to y is lying to z is lying to x and so on and so forth. It's like everyone is trying to pull a Dumbledore and run as many Xanato...
by Catmando
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 258586

Re: Board games anyone?

Do online board games count? I know it's not the same playing a board game on the computer, but it can improve on games like Risk (who wants to roll 20 times every time they move?). Afterwind is a particularly good example of an online strategy game. I don't play often at all, but from the experienc...
by Catmando
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 112036

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wa

I'm curious whether "There is a book" can instead be written "A book is there" where "book" is the subject and "there" is simply an object without any change of meaning. I think it would logically follow that people rearranged the subject and object out of pre...

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