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le alpe de huez

Joined: 12/05/2014 Posts: 1197
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Hmmm...they may or may not have a point


"Apparently, ancient cultures also used different terminology to refer to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They may have focused on geometric shapes different from triangles and circles. They may have called the degrees in a circle something other than degrees. And now it seems that math education—in all of its abstraction—should become culturally and socially focused away from those Westerners who coopted it."

Forget the last sentence but maybe there is something there with the first 3 sentences. My friggen math stopped at calculus 1 but perhaps there is something hidden in these ancient ways. Not to say ditch math as we know it. Also, just maybe kids that struggle with math as currently taught might adapt and thrive to the concept of shapes or other ideas. Who knows.

(In response to this post by Blueandgold)

Posted: 02/03/2021 at 7:04PM



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  The public school comment is disgusting but you do you bro. -- Phi Slamma Ramma 02/04/2021 11:37AM
  He's a disgusting poster ** -- Big Apple RAM 02/04/2021 11:49AM
  In math and life you’re a zero. ** -- Big Apple RAM 02/04/2021 09:07AM
  What a whacko you are ** -- nateDiggsCSU 02/03/2021 7:53PM
  How so? ** -- Blueandgold 02/03/2021 8:13PM
  I think it's pretty clear in your post -- nateDiggsCSU 02/03/2021 8:49PM
  But your party says Math is racist. ** -- Blueandgold 02/03/2021 9:32PM
  No, I'm betting that's not true ** -- nateDiggsCSU 02/03/2021 10:29PM
  Then you didn't read the source. ** -- Blueandgold 02/03/2021 11:15PM
  Hmmm...they may or may not have a point -- le alpe de huez 02/03/2021 7:04PM
  Maybe things could change. But how is it racist? ** -- DurwardRam 02/03/2021 8:33PM
  Eff if I know. For every Q-Bert there is an anti Q-Bert. -- le alpe d huez 02/03/2021 8:37PM
  Pretty sure the Mesopotamians invented math -- pilotram 02/03/2021 7:47PM

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