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Radio Blue Heart wrote:No. They just said do it this way. It was a "teach to the test" kind of scenario.RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:Yeah, I think that's why I'm good at math and programming. You can't get by on just knowing how to do specific things, you need to know the pieces that fit together to do that and be able to rearrange them to do other things, like a big puzzle.Nyaliva wrote:That's cool, you saw a physical change in your ability to write by exposing yourself to better material! Very few schools of thought can boast such quick improvement in the people who study them.
See, I think maths is the same but different. Teachers think a greater exposure to the material will yield a better understanding but it's not the sums they should be exposing kids to, it's the logic behind them. I think I can safely say the whole reason I'm any good at maths is that I did puzzles and brainteasers in my spare time that required logic to solve them and as a result I came to understand not what to think when presented a maths problem, but how to think and that's the exposure most kids miss and so, to paraphrase you Beagle, they never move beyond picture books and so their understanding never improves.
Tutoring a 13 year old kid who's been home-schooled has shown me what little logic kids are taught as part of their maths, they just get taught material and teachers expect the kids to simply pick up the logic by exposing them to more sums.
also, my Calculus teacher agrees with you. multiple times I've gotten the wrong answer on a problem but she gives me most of the points because I remembered what I was supposed to do, I just didn't apply it correctly. She grades mostly on our work instead of our answer, because focusing on the answer encourages cheating.that depends. in some cases, memorizing formulas is what you need. did they tell you why you had to put each value where you did?Radio Blue Heart wrote:My teachers just had us memorize a series of formulas, then put our values into said formulas. So, this means I am not stupid on purpose?
The effects of bath time are temporary. But what of the coming spring and all the shedding? Little white tufts of fluff rolling across the living room floor like tumble weed on the prairie.JeffCvt wrote:Don't think so.
Now Sleet is extra fluffy.