Stone Soup Classics by Jan Eliot for July 02, 2022

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    wjones  3 months ago

    Parents that don’t know basic math. How did they get through school? don’t you have a calculator?

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    rekam Premium Member 3 months ago

    I still remember when New Math was introduced. I was in City College and had been planning on being a teacher.

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    Shirl Summ Premium Member 3 months ago

    When I was in grade school in the ’60’s they tried to teach us the metric system. Epic fail. Most parents couldn’t help with homework.

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    khmo  3 months ago

    Modern math appears way overdone. If they would continue to teach rote memory like the multiplications table, today’s kids might even be able to make change!

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    Painted Wolf  3 months ago

    Ah. The power of quadratics.

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    jango  3 months ago

    2+2=4That’s all that i need to know, and the principles thereof, in my binary world.

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    hk Premium Member 3 months ago

    I know of no one that actually said these clowns were parents.

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    becida  3 months ago

    I always told the kids to bring me the book when they had a math homework problem…. so I could figure it out :-)

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    nmb41  3 months ago

    When I was helping my nephew with his common core math he told me that although my answer was right, I got it “the wrong way” so the correct answer would be marked wrong. So…

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    nmb41  3 months ago

    Sally works for an insurance company. I don’t think he is an accountant.

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    Tallguy  3 months ago

    Wally is an accountant that doesn’t know how to do math?!?

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    WF11  3 months ago

    When I was in 6th Grade (about 1965) the teacher demonstrated on the chalkboard what I took to be “New Math”, which was first being discussed then, and we’d be getting “soon”. What she put down was incomprehensible to me, and I never ever saw anything like it again, despite taking math through Calculus in college. It was some offbeat way of doing division, and I still have no idea what that was. Personally, I think it was the job of elementary school teachers to put the fear of the upcoming years of high school math into their students’ heads! They certainly did it to me, even if the reality didn’t turn out to be so bad.

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    amethyst52 Premium Member 3 months ago

    If I had had children and they needed help with math, they would be sitting around in dunce caps.

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