[Rushtalk] Laughable............

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Sat Jul 22 10:08:03 MDT 2017


You just didn't have the right tutor. :-)

On 7/22/2017 11:42 AM, John Quayle wrote:
>
>                     /*I failed the course three times at $1,800 a pop,
> Dennis. Each time I did worse than the time before. */
>
>
> On 7/22/2017 11:34 AM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
>> Nonsense. Calculus is simple and fun. Like playing puzzle games. The
>> caveat is that you must have a good background in algebra.
>>
>> On 7/22/2017 11:24 AM, John Quayle wrote:
>>>
>>>                     /*Calculus is legalized brutality.......it's the
>>> sole reason I don't have an MBA today!*/
>>>
>>>
>>> On 7/22/2017 10:12 AM, Steven Laib wrote:
>>>> Actually algebra is "white math" so everyone else should not have
>>>> to learn it. It is racist, just like trigonometry and calculus. 
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>> On Jul 22, 2017, at 7:48 AM, Stephen Frye <stephen.frye at outlook.com
>>>> <mailto:stephen.frye at outlook.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Interesting, John.  When I mentioned that so many parents couldn’t
>>>>> do simple algebra, your answer was that you checked with your
>>>>> engineers and they said why should they, we have calculators?
>>>>>
>>>>>  
>>>>>
>>>>> Personally, I think that Algebra I, Geometry I, and Trigonometry I
>>>>> or Trig/pre-calc should be mandatory for graduation from high
>>>>> school.  (Personally, I would like to substitute Algebra II in
>>>>> place of Geometry, but that’s just me.)  But in order to be
>>>>> successful in those classes, students need the foundations from
>>>>> Primary and Middle schools.  But none of this is simple.  We don’t
>>>>> want the Federal Government involved, we want it at state level. 
>>>>> The problem with state level is that we quickly reach the point
>>>>> where a high school diploma from one state isn’t comparable to one
>>>>> from another.  I am not sure that is good either.  I particularly
>>>>> like the Abitur path in Western Europe.  But there the students
>>>>> and parents are interested in education.  In the U.S., education
>>>>> is the number one commodity for which people strive to get the
>>>>> least for their money.  Before anything will work, we need to fix
>>>>> that.  And I don’t know how to change attitudes.  Our kids simply
>>>>> don’t give a shit.
>>>>>
>>>>>  
>>>>>
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>>>>> [mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] *On Behalf Of *John Quayle
>>>>> *Sent:* Friday, July 21, 2017 10:37 PM
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>>>>> *Subject:* [Rushtalk] Laughable............
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>>>>>  
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>   No, Algebra Isn't a 'Civil Rights Issue,' and Kids Aren't That
>>>>>   Stupid <http://em.mrc.org/v0850LUb0KYSRinfB00L000>
>>>>>
>>>>> <http://em.mrc.org/v0850LUb0KYSRinfB00L000>
>>>>>
>>>>> In the latest move to dumb down society to the point where our
>>>>> brains no longer function at all, one community college
>>>>> chancellor is now suggesting high schools and colleges nix algebra
>>>>> classes because they’re too hard.
>>>>>
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