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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
Exactly....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
Wrong. So very wrong. This is where education fails. Math isn't about memorizing symbols. It's about understanding processes....
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re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor? - AggieDub14
And we know it exists thanks to Snowden...
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re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor? - AggieDub14
Key words: centralized indexed database Do you think Snowden was wrong there? Is the NSA not collecting data on us? Of Snowden's goal was to bring down the US, he could have done a lot more damage than he did. His goal was to expose the truth....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
They should at least introduce this method and make you use it for a few weeks. If you don't get it, then beyond that lesson unit you shouldn't be forced to use it....
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re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor? - AggieDub14
The director of the NSA told Congress they weren't collecting data on millions of Americans. We know this is a lie. Putting all our information into a centralized indexed database makes it easier for tyranny to exist....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
The smart kids will still figure it out....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
Math is about teaching methods. Math is a language. You are teaching people to interpret that language....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
Interesting. I guess I'm ignorant on the subject then. I just keep seeing Facebook posts about common core math and people get so up in arms....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
Which is why you give smart 1st graders a 3rd grade level math book to work problems while other kids are struggling....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
We can't ever improve with that attitude. "Because that's how it's always been done" is the most dangerous phrase in the English language and should never be used as an excuse....
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re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor? - AggieDub14
I think the NSA is collecting data on millions of Americans. They may not be spying, but they are putting us all into a database. I believe the director of the NSA lied to congress and to America....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
It is, but if kids learn to do it that way they will be smarter for it....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
You have to teach kids up to a certain level before they start learning the new stuff. We are talking about elementary school kids....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
I do it in my head, because if they are 2 digit numbers then I don't need a calculator. Usually I pull out a calculator to check myself if I have doubts, but I would hope as an engineer that I could do basic math in my head....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
Yeah, but common core is trying to teach that to every kid. Is that a bad thing?...
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
[quote]The major problem with it is the massive amount of testing.[/quote] Agreed. I was taught to be a good test taker. That's all my educators were really worried about....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
[quote]You mean you did that all by yourself? How were you ever able to teach yourself that without the government showing you? [/quote] Mainly because teachers recognized some of us weren't being challenged enough so they pulled those of us aside and has us work on harder problems....
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re: Common Core Math - The Point of it All - AggieDub14
I just keep seeing memes with math problems and people are up in arms because kids are being told they have to solve problems by finding base 10s first. Find the 10 in 8+5. 5-2 = 3, 8+2 = 10. 10+3 = 13. It really isn't difficult to understand. And it is teaching mental math tricks....
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