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originally posted by: LSU2018
originally posted by: xuenchen
The people that dreamed up this scam are geniuses 😎
In the very near future, these kids will be struggling with Chutes & Ladders like a Checkers player struggles with Chess. Chutes & Ladders will be deemed racist because it's too hard for minorities to play, and they'll move on to making potato shapes with playdough. Sadly that makes perfect sense with what we've seen coming from our education departments. The US barely ranks above 3rd world countries in education as it is. We used to be 2nd only to China.
originally posted by: LSU2018
In the very near future, these kids will be struggling with Chutes & Ladders like a Checkers player struggles with Chess. Chutes & Ladders will be deemed racist because it's too hard for minorities to play, and they'll move on to making potato shapes with playdough. Sadly that makes perfect sense with what we've seen coming from our education departments. The US barely ranks above 3rd world countries in education as it is. We used to be 2nd only to China.
originally posted by: bastion
This plain stupid. Showing your working and getting the right answer have nothing to do with race in Maths, whoever suggested this has no place in education as they don't know basic history of maths, logic of maths and what info a teacher needs to see to help a student correct any mistakes.
Maths originated in Mesopotamia, the earliest mathematicians were Arab.
The Egyptians were getting the right answer and showing their working in the Rhind Papyrus thousands of years before North European/White people had heard of maths. It took the Greeks 2700 years to catch up.
The Chinese invented the concept of negative numbers, advanced geometrical theorems, Pi,
The Mayans invented the concept of '0' and gave us the moden number system, while Europeans were stuck using the impractical Roman Numeral system.
The Golden Age of Islam was one of the most producive times in Mathematical history and kept maths and science alive while Europe was in the Dark Ages.
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: Bluntone22
Dude, you know it is. There is absolutely no difference between 1 mg of morphine and 100 mg. It's just more zeroes and they don't mean nothin'.
We also wish to thank the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their generous financial support of this project.
The William D. Kelley School has long been one of the most troubled in the district. The school’s student population is 94 percent black and 100 percent “economically disadvantaged.” Academically, it is one of the worst-performing schools in Pennsylvania. By sixth grade, only 3 percent of students are proficient in math, and 9 percent are proficient in reading. By graduation, only 13 percent of Kelley students will have achieved basic literacy.
originally posted by: DAVID64
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The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently encouraged teachers to register for training that encourages "ethnomathematics" and argues, among other things, that White supremacy manifests itself in the focus on finding the right answer.
Part of the toolkit includes a list of ways "white supremacy culture" allegedly "infiltrates math classrooms." Those include "the focus is on getting the 'right' answer," students being "required to 'show their work,'" and other alleged manifestations.
"The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so," the document for the "Equitable Math" toolkit reads. "Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict."
I asked myself "Are we really going full retard ? ' And then I looked around at what the world has become and the answer is "Yep".
This is just insane. Getting the right answer is racist ? So now 2+2 equals whatever the hell you decide ? How about going to the grocery store and the kid behind the counter just wings it on your total ? You bought $40 worth of stuff and the kid just keeps the $50 you handed them. Hell, these kids can't make change in their head anyway. If that machine doesn't tell them, they have to stop and count on their fingers and toe..
Sorry, but there IS a right answer and a wrong one, so apparently none of those kids are gonna get a job with NASA.
So much for "modern education".
ETA : Wouldn't you just love to watch one of them try to balance a checkbook ? Better bring puppies and hot chocolate 'cause there's gonna be a lot of crying.
Instead of focusing on one right answer, the toolkit encourages teachers to "come up with at least two answers that might solve this problem."
It adds: "Challenge standardized test questions by getting the 'right' answer, but justify other answers by unpacking the assumptions that are made in the problem."