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Do you believe in holding back math students for math equity?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 5/20/21 by Showtalk; 2776 views.
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5/20/21

There is a hidden and little known math disability called dyscalculia. People with it have extreme difficulty with numbers and math functions.  It can be taught by chasing methods and using other ways to teach math, like using a number line rather than rote memorization.  Also, much of math is rules.  Technically one can become proficient in math using a calculator to work problems.  There are many workaround that aren't taught in school.  But I don’t see any reason to hold back good students for those who aren’t.  Rather than changing curriculum, why not learn different teaching methods.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

5/20/21

I don't believe in holding any student back in math or any other course for either equity or equality.

Schools are supposed to help kids advance... NOT regress!

But sadly, our current education system fails in that miserably!!!

I give them five consecutive -F's! (-F -F -F -F -F)!

FWIW

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

5/21/21

Too much of the education system is prioritized on teaching the largest amount of students in the most efficient manner, this blanket approach doesn't allow for many resources for individual attention, like those with learning disabilities you describe. In the same rigidity, newly minted teachers are trained in the same way, if you want to adjust learning methods you'd have to become specialized which means more post secondary. 

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5/21/21

I agree. I believe in better teaching.

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5/21/21

Yes, that is why parents should have affordable school choices, not one size fits all.  Even some of the best schools in terms of grades and where they go to college, teach poorly. The reason their students do so well is due to the parents, not the teachers or the district.  

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

5/22/21

Showtalk said...

The reason their students do so well is due to the parents, not the teachers or the district.  

Sadly, that cannot be said about all students or all parents.

But if the schools did a better job, even those students who didn't have parental assistance should have been able to do better.

It all boils down to a failed education system whose sole intent is dumbing down the masses.

FWIW

  • Edited May 22, 2021 3:14 am  by  WALTER784
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5/23/21

When a majority of students in a district do extremely well, it’s always because the parents hold education in high regard.  Communities that have a large majority of pro-education Asian parents very often have very successful students.  It was so prevalent in California, the top public universities were becoming predominately Asian. What they did next was shameful.  Affirmative action against Asian students.

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5/23/21

BTW, that proposition was rejected by voters, but there is a lot of anti Asian sentiment based on envy,

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

5/23/21

Yes, it's sad, but the truth of the matter is... diversity is just a bunch of B.S.

Just because one group excels more than others doesn't need that they need to be kicked in the teeth.

What needs to happen is a study group to come in and figure out why the Asians are so over represented and the other races are so under represented.

Laws attempting to reduce the number of Asians just is NOT the answer necessary. (i.e. Prop. 16)

In Japan, many people consider diversity to be bakasity... "baka" meaning crazy or stupid.

The characters representing baka are:

The first character is "ba" or "uma" depending upon how the character is used. This means horse.

The second character is "ka" or "shika" depending upon how the character is used. This means deer.

So when you combine the two, you end up with horse deer! And well, there is no such thing. Translated into English, you could call it crazy, stupid, s### for brains, dunce or any other similar context.

Now back to the bakasity... now you understand the full meaning as it's used in Japan.

Diversity is basically crazy, stupid, s### for brains, dunce or any other similar context!

End of Japanese lesson of the day! (* GRIN *)

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

5/23/21

Showtalk said...

BTW, that proposition was rejected by voters

Good to hear... it should have been.

Showtalk said...

but there is a lot of anti Asian sentiment based on envy,

That's racist and pure hatred to say the least and as such, should be labeled as racist and hate and not be allowed to continue to perpetuate such vial hatred between races!

It does absolutely nothing to build our society... everything to divide our society!

FWIW

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