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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,...
- Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:49 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: How can we make math less scary?
- Replies: 44
- Views: 10123
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...
- Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:19 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Who the dickens are you?
- Replies: 10922
- Views: 2420238
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...
- Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:02 am UTC
- Forum: Books
- Topic: Books you never finished
- Replies: 280
- Views: 170389
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.
- Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:33 am UTC
- Forum: Books
- Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
- Replies: 1036
- Views: 414648
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...
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...
- 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
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...