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What's the point of homework?

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posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

What did you like the most while helping your son with the homework?

I enjoyed physics, biologic, math and computer classes because I could learn something new here and there, too.

Other ones like technical working (building stuff from wood, metal and electronics) he pretty much excelled on his own. I have a picture of my eldest son holding a (unplugged) impact drill with a grin from face to face, I think he was about 3 years old.




posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 07:21 PM
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Well, but it is what it is.

I never wrote this and other things she accuses me off. She will take what you write, rip it out of context and go with that narrative. That´s why I ignored her posts for a while but if she starts making up untrue things (a lie) with intent, I can´t just ignore it.

You would not either, I guess.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

What did you like the most while helping your son with the homework?

I enjoyed physics, biologic, math and computer classes because I could learn something new here and there, too.

Other ones like technical working (building stuff from wood, metal and electronics) he pretty much excelled on his own. I have a picture of my eldest son holding a (unplugged) impact drill with a grin from face to face, I think he was about 3 years old.
Geography and geology was my favourite, I always found them interesting.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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That was squeezed into one class here, since they are closely related. I always liked the math stuff because it´s patterns.

I love patterns, patterns are what makes life possible and patterns make us intelligent. Our sub-consciousness is constantly scanning for patterns. Patterns patterns patterns



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 07:53 PM
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Lol, she's good people mate, come in the banter cafe in the off topic posts, she's cool, share a German tune on the youtube jukebox, make friends, I guarantee she'll be friendly. Just don't say she's stupid because she's 17 haha.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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I totally get you with patterns, maths was like magic to me, it's why I did chemistry at uni, physics was magic but I could enact formulas in the lab and prove it, physics was sorcery to me.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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Nah if I need to change a sub forum to get one to behave polite and without childish "wooooo" and LMFAOs, I don´t feel the need to socialize on that kind of basis.

But star for the effort!



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 07:56 PM
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I'm not sure if there's not a "secret" point to making sure that kids are interacting after hours with the folks that shape their lives and learning.


Some of the most fun I had was creating the artwork homework like, shadow boxes and book report types.

It was a blast! I am not artistic at all so it was sort of hilarious too.

I will miss those times!



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 08:02 PM
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Star for engaging me, but we should be encouraging young people on ATS or it is just old boring bastards like us lol.
Post a German tune in the banter cafe, I really want to find some new foreign music now.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 08:02 PM
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I totally get you with patterns, maths was like magic to me, it's why I did chemistry at uni, physics was magic but I could enact formulas in the lab and prove it, physics was sorcery to me.

The complete opposite for me. Maybe it had to to with the fact that I was responsible (allowed to prepare) for some experiments in chemistry until the day, someone ran into the backroom where I was cutting a small piece of natrium and the one that ran in, took forked it up with a knife and threw it into a slightly moist washing table in the middle of the classroom.

You can imagine the tumult that broke out and while I was trying to get that thing out of there with gloves and my glasses, the teacher entered the room. I did not rat him out so I lost all credibility I got from the teacher and was never allowed to use any kind of equipment, not even lighting up the gas burner.

I hate chemistry after that because it was dead boring. Loved physics.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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But just because you ask so polite. Does it need to be german language or is it enough if the band is a german one? After that I need to rest, I guess we share the same timezone... have you looked at a watch lately?




posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 08:05 PM
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Yes, I loved doing it with my son bless his 186cm 110kg muscular arse now lol

edit on 9-11-2018 by CornishCeltGuy because: clarity



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 08:09 PM
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Any new German tunes I've never heard of are more than welcome, post in the banter cafe...and yes, it is late, I'm going bed in a minute or two lol



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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Last post here before I leave for the bed (after I made CornishCeltGuy happy with a nice tune).

Yeah, it´s so precious. I can relive this right now, I have two sub 3 year old toddlers around, my grandchildren. I love to take them outside, show them the little, not so obvious things in the world.

The oldest one is not even 2.5 years old but already knows left and right, hundreds of words and she can even "count" up from 1-8, not really counting but she knows the order.

It´s so fascinating what young minds are capable of, if you just entertain them and keep them busy. Everytime I dress them or change diapers when mommies are not around, I tell them what I do next and this is how the eldest already learned left and right.

If we walk in the forest and she begins to wander off, I just need to shout the next direction on a cross-way and she will go on her way.

Love them so much!



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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Where did anyone call kids today dumber than kids of the past?
I've only read about how things are different.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 10:05 PM
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It IS amazing when the things that we have become so accustomed to are so new to those brand new and shiny eyes.

It makes an old heart (like mine) skip a beat.


enjoy those grand babies. I have been told I won't have any so, I steal them away on the street and in the grocery store from my friends and co workers and lovey dovey them all that I can!



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 10:23 PM
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I love every second with them. Everyday both learn something new. The older one is now teaching and encouraging the younger one to walk. Time passes by so fast and you forget all the small details over time. Like how funny they walk when they just start practicing it.

Or when they reply/repeat "ich liebe dich" (I love you) for the first time after you brought them to bed and as you close the door, you hear a sweet little "I love you" (in German) for the very first time because they understood what you mean when you say "liebe"/love.

Ah...



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 10:33 PM
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edit on 9-11-2018 by GreenGunther because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 10:34 PM
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What are you doing for a living? As said before, it depends.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 10:39 PM
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originally posted by: BoneSay

originally posted by: GreenGunther
I never did my homework.
Projects and essays sure.

Had extra classes for scienece and maths.
I often copied Mondays homework from a friend and showed that to teachers the whole week through if they were checking homework.

They were to daft to make sure it was the correct ‘excersises’.
Ain’t nobody got time for that nonsense.


LMFAO!

It got words and math or stuff, just what the teachers crave

Projects are cool, if you don't get the bloodsuckers attached


High School was a compete waste of my time.
I could've been much further along in my professional life if I didn't waste 5 years on that nonsense.

I was just there for parties and being social, the rest of the time I was either asleep in class or bored out of my mind.
I had a good mutual respect thing with the educators though. I never made their lifes difficult and they returned the favour. They let me sleep in class...

I knew how to operate 'under the radar'.



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