# Miss America Part II: Should Scools Teach Math?

Submitted by: Turnshroud 5 years ago in
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Someone... just kill me now.
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Male 57
Wow!! This scares me about who I am going to end up with. My ex gf was a smart girl and there are a lot of dumb ones out there and I hope I don`t end up with a dumb c unt.
Male 67
Le wild ugly girl appears: "Is this a joke?"
Male 7,754
OutWest-"I thought our schools stopped teaching math back in the 60`s "

Well, they still `present` math, but in order to avoid hurting some idiots self-esteem, the teachers are not allowed to keep grades.

Teacher: "Little Johnnie, what is two plus two."
Johnnie: "Uh, seven?"
Teacher (old style): "I`m sorry Johnnie, that`s incorrect. Please study more."
Teacher (new style): "That`s great, Johnnie! You just got the correct answer to another question."

(and before anyone says `that`s asinine`, please realize that is how some teachers have been instructed to handle incorrect [or, `differently-correct`] answers).

Any student excelling in math must never be congratulated, as this will make the lazy little students `feel less capable`.

Or as some idiot teacher put it: `You are unique...just like everyone else.` (which is another way of saying, no one is unique)
Male 7,754
mandingo3519-"showing off my nerd side lol @MeGrendel"

If you look at my 12:48:53 post, you will notice that I made the same argument that 2+2=5 could be a true statement, for very high values of 2. (math geek here, too).

BUT, in my example, the basic idea is that (o) represents a single object or unit (example: a rock). So you`re only dealing with natural numbers. (a rock plus a rock equals two rocks, but does not equal three rocks)

From natural numbers you could advance to integers. Eventually to rational (fractional) numbers.

Thus the very basic logic can be built on to develop more complicated language.
Male 546
I thought our schools stopped teaching math back in the 60`s when social justice, revisionist history, self esteem and environmentalism became the focus of our schools?

Good to know that somewhere, some schools still teach one of the basics!
Female 383
Okay at first I was like HOLY dratING poo look at these retarded motherdraters.
Oh!
Male 3,364
They forgot Miss Alaska and Miss Minnesota...oh yeah...never mind...they`re too busy running for president.
Male 192
this has fake written all over it and i also feel like showing off my nerd side lol @MeGrendel basic math 1+1 =/= 3 true enough, but i took too many advanced math classes to know that 1+1 can equal anywhere from 1-3 lol if 1 is not a finite 1 but anywhere from .500000....1 to 1.4999....9 where as the number in question is actualy rounded to the ones digit sorry i had to nerd out there lol
Male 542
0:46 is actually some terrific acting. I couldn`t keep a straight face.
Male 7,754
NottaSpy-"You took my post seriously?"

I thought it was in jest. But wanted to explain that there was, in fact, no controversy.

If we ever meet a totally alien species, our best hope to develop a standard of communication will be the logic of math. From base math (which will probably NOT be base 10), you can expand into the elemental, and also the abstract.

Take the followin:.
(o) + (o) = (oo)
(1) + (1) = (2)
(o) + (o) =/= (ooo)
(1) + (1) =/= (3)

From these simple statements one can ascertain our symbols for the numbers 1,2 & 3, along with our mathematical symbols of addition, equals and does-not equal.
Male 526
XD I loved this. Evolution ftw.
Male 233
lame parody.
Male 1,595
@pfkdxius

Haha, dont yiu meen `speling`?

Dummy
Male 6,227
That was awesome. Love the way they keyed in on poor Miss Vermont.
Male 340
learn a parody when u see it people lol
Male 314
I don`t know, should they teach spelling?
Male 25,416
That was silly
Male 5,094
This can`t be real, can it?

Male 881
MeGrendel and Mailbox, really? You took my post seriously? Did you take the video seriously too? "teach the controversy" didn`t clue you in that I was joking? Or is there really a math is not real controversy I`m not aware of?
Female 2,027
this can`t be real?
Male 255
@NottaSpy

Male 3,894
This was a parody.
Male 119
math is a theory. dratING LAWL
Male 7,754
NottaSpy-"(2/0)+(2/0)=(5/0) proves 2+2=5"

Sorry, it does not. Deviding by zero results in undefined (no meaning). So you basically said:
undefined + undefined = undefined.

So your equation means exactly nothing.

BUT, on the other hand, it is entirely possible that `2+2=5` IS a true statement, for very high values of `2`.
Male 2,790
"Not to women." right, because they will never get it anyway
Male 599
LOL! Funny parody video. Too bad these are not the real contestants. It would have made for good TV.
Male 130
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!! omg god no, wait was this a joke? im confused now. And the title mispelled "school".
Male 533
Don`t get mad. Feminist bastard. Physical attraction is and ALWAYS will be one of the top FIVE priorities. Animal KINGDOM up in this bitch!
Male 6,737
Tag is ironic...
Male 1,216
@forestq, do you know what a beauty pageant is? It`s a shallow competition where pretty women are supposed to be in. It`s not like I dismiss any woman that doesn`t fit my taste, it`s because it`s a goddamn beauty pageant...

Now shut the drat up, and calm down.
Male 4,902
forestq,
Male 14,835
Mis Amorica standerds hav droped resentley. Weres thuh bicinees?
Male 168
I meant evolution - not religion. Stupid memory!
Male 168
This is just a joke on a former video, where Miss Americans where asked, wether to teach religion or not... No one need to kill himself...
Male 2,422
"Thank you men for your lovely sexist and degrading comments. I`m glad you thing being "hot" is so important, because I mean...it totally is, right?!"

I found this comment to be extremely sexist and in bad taste. I demand an apology.
Male 1,206
Looks like "scools" should concentrate more on English.
Female 1,356
hahaha, scools.
Male 5
Of course this is a joke. Look at their fat arms.
Male 1,582
Dawg, you be trolling
Male 1,832
forestq only one person said anything about them being hot. calm the f uck down.
Male 587
LOL sexiest cause someone is labeled as hot. OK your ugly. Happy now? get off your high horse and get over your self. Don`t wanna be labeled as hot then don`t try to portray yourself as such and then blame "men" for calling you out on it. DUH!
Male 382
They probably can`t even spell their own names. Our future looks very bright indeed.Imagine a world that did not use numbers, how much would you pay for a hamburger?
Male 5
I really hope this is a joke. If not, I pity the way that USA is turning out. X-(
Male 38,497

eh-hum!.... it`s spelled `scHool`

just sayin....
Male 142
how is it sexist when women want to be and chose to be in pageants and want to be viewed that way?
Male 567
slow down forestq, I (a man) made no such comments, don`t lump us with the few that did.
Male 697
Not sure if Turnshroud is joking or not...
Male 2,593
I thought that was pretty well done.
Male 881
(2/0)+(2/0)=(5/0) proves 2+2=5. Teach the controversy!
Male 244
sweet jesus, I thought this was real at first.
Female 494
Thank you men for your lovely sexist and degrading comments. I`m glad you thing being "hot" is so important, because I mean...it totally is, right?!
Male 108
Haha great parodi. :) And yes, it`s making fun of the Miss USA 2011 - 51 Delegates Interview (Q2 - Evolution taught in school) video.
Male 15,510
Miss Vermont lmao
Female 6
Miss Vermont and Miss Montana at 0:12 <3 hahaha
Male 1,646
Just stating the obvious in-case anyone doesn`t realize. But this is intending to be a joke... =/
Male 5,314
derp
Male 1,216
Miss Idaho is Grace Helbig! She has a channel called daily grace and I love that. Also, she is one o the only hot girls in there.
Male 1,364
let me guess, this is sthg with evolution vs creationism. blabla religion murika:herp derp.
Male 339
No way these are Miss America contestants....they`re too ugly. :)
Female 4,225
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