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Miss America Part II: Should Scools Teach Math?

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metalhead516
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 58 Posts
Friday, July 08, 2011 7:09:34 AM
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.

Kimrn89
Male, 18-29, Europe
 67 Posts
Thursday, July 07, 2011 1:05:27 PM
Le wild ugly girl appears: "Is this a joke?"

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4376 Posts
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:08:26 AM
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)

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4376 Posts
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 9:55:54 AM
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.

OutWest
Male, 50-59, Western US
 548 Posts
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 9:11:33 AM
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!

kameo360fan
Female, 13-17, Canada
 385 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 11:05:39 PM
Okay at first I was like HOLY dratING poo look at these retarded motherdraters.
Oh!

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3260 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 10:20:38 PM
They forgot Miss Alaska and Miss Minnesota...oh yeah...never mind...they're too busy running for president.

mandingo3519
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 192 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 10:15:33 PM
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

Discobiscuit
Male, 18-29, Western US
 543 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 9:36:16 PM
0:46 is actually some terrific acting. I couldn't keep a straight face.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4376 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:35:11 PM
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.

krisley
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 524 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:02:40 PM
XD I loved this. Evolution ftw.

jamesboxy
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 234 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6:41:37 PM
lame parody.

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6:08:34 PM
@pfkdxius

Haha, dont yiu meen 'speling'?

Dummy

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 5:49:57 PM
That was awesome. Love the way they keyed in on poor Miss Vermont.

trippy25
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 342 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 4:43:54 PM
learn a parody when u see it people lol

pfkdxius
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 315 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 4:38:52 PM
I don't know, should they teach spelling?

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24493 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 3:36:29 PM
That was silly

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4751 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 2:31:23 PM
This can't be real, can it?

Please?

Pretty please?

NottaSpy
Male, 40-49, Western US
 872 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 2:04:44 PM
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?

malikymoo
Female, 18-29, Europe
 2039 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 1:44:16 PM
this can't be real?

Mailbox
Male, 18-29, Europe
 255 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 1:33:01 PM
@NottaSpy



DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:56:36 PM
This was a parody.

GuiStuie
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 119 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:54:30 PM
math is a theory. dratING LAWL

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4376 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:48:53 PM
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'.

cyborg
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:20:15 PM
"Not to women." right, because they will never get it anyway

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