A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (13)

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COMMON CORE MATH

Logic:  a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something; a particular way of thinking about something;  the science that studies the formal processes used in thinking and reasoning

I sympathize with parents trying to explain common core math to their children because it clearly eludes anything that resembles logic.  Mathematics used to make sense, didn’t it?  Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  It was all very logical.  I mourn the loss of logic in the United States of America, don’t you?

Mind you, this is just a theory I subscribe to, and my opinion.  I think they have to find a new illogical method of mathematics to teach kids these days because if we were to look at the U.S. economy – i.e. the debt we owe – in a logical context – we would be forced to face reality and know without a doubt that our country is in serious trouble!

So the plan is to divert attention from the logical to the illogical.  If we just teach nonsensical mathematics to our children, they will be shielded from the cold hard truth of the matter.  Truth…  hmm – what’s that?

Next we will all be wanting a pet unicorn named Magic.

Jeb Bush supports common core.  I don’t endorse Jeb Bush.  Anyone who does not subscribe to logic is not a good candidate for President.  Again, it’s just my opinion.  Feel free to disagree.

I don’t often lean toward conspiracy theories, but where this so-called math is concerned, I see agenda written all over it!  If we make everything look more rosy, it will all just take care of itself…  magically.  How special is that?

You know, for the first time in my life, I can see how we will get to the point where the mark of the beast will come about.  I used to think, “There’s no way that could happen” – but now, oh yeah – I’m seeing the prophecy come to pass – big time!  Common core is just one more stepping stone…

In my house, if there is debt, we tighten our collective belt and tighten it up until it’s paid off!  That is logical problem solving in the real world.

America, let’s wake up!  Let’s take a logical look at problem solving in this country, starting with adding 2 with 2 and getting 4!  We have a whopping debt, but let’s cut government spending and shrink the government in half.  Doing that would be a start in the right direction.

COMMON CORE NEEDS TO BE DUMPED AND REPLACED WITH COMMON SENSE.  🙂

 

 

 

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YELLOW PIG DAY

TL 7-17 YELLOW PIG DAY

7-17 IF YOU HAVE TO ASK

The 17-eyelashed yellow pig was born because two mathematicians, Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly began listing interesting properties of the number 17 while students at Princeton University in the early 1960’s.  You might say they were obsessed with the number 17.

Since that time, Michael Spivak has written many famous math textbooks which contain yellow pigs.  His references to the pigs are not always direct; some textbooks contain references to Chinese policemen.  David Kelly runs Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, a summer program for mathematically gifted high school students.  These kids are familiar with the yellow pigs.

I have some egghead friends who collect yellow pigs.  I visit antique stores and though I don’t see them often, I am seeing the yellow pigs more often now than ever.  It seems to be the sort of item that is either recognized for what it is, or it is not.  Not everyone is familiar with the yellow pigs and their connection with mathematics.  Maybe you learned something today – I hope so.

If you don’t think math can be fun – think again.  The day is highlighted by a lecture from Kelley on the number 17. Students and faculty also sing Yellow Pig Day carols, exchange gifts related to the day and eat a yellow pig cake.  Wait…  yellow pig carols?  Yep – here’s an example:

I’ve been Workin’ on the Problems

(to the tune of I’ve Been Workin’ On the Railroad)

I’ve been workin’ on the problems
All the live long night.
I’ve been workin’ on the problems
It’s a struggle. It’s a fight.

Can’t you hear the workshops calling?
Rise up so early in the dorm.
Can’t you hear the lemmas falling?
Burnside, Gauss, and Zorn.

Chorus (2x):
Kelly, dontcha know
Kelly, dontcha know
Kelly, dontcha know
Kelly, dontcha know you’re wrong

There’s…
Someone in the kitchen at Saga
Someon in the kitchen I know
Someone in the kitchen at Sa-ga
Pourin’ on the salt like snow…

And… sing… in’…
What the hell do you know?
Suppose that any n pigs are yellow
Induct on n to show…
Induction’s false, so it goes.

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Well – enjoy YELLOW PIG DAY!!!  😉