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  • Singapore Math: Yea or Nay?

    https://www.verywell.com/singapore-m...nd-cons-620953

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    Cons of Singapore Math
    Requires extensive and ongoing teacher training, which is neither financially or practically feasible in a number of school districts.
    Closely aligned with the Common Core State Standards (yes, this can be a pro and a con, depending on whom you ask).
    Materials are consumable and must be re-ordered for every classroom every year. This can put a huge financial burden on already strained school budgets.
    Less of a focus on applied mathematics than traditional U.S. math textbooks. For instance, the Everyday Mathematics program emphasizes data analysis using real-life, multiple step math problems, while Singapore Math’s approach is more ideological.

    Doesn’t work well for a nomadic student population. Many students move in and out of school districts, which isn’t a big problem when the math programs are similar. However, since Singapore Math is so sequential and doesn’t re-teach concepts or skills, using the program may set these students up for failure, whether they’re moving into or out of a district using it.
    Despite the number of pros to Singapore Math and some research suggesting that it is superior to U.S. textbooks, some schools are finding that the method is not easy to implement.

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    • Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
      Singapore Math: Yea or Nay?

      https://www.verywell.com/singapore-m...nd-cons-620953

      excerpt

      Cons of Singapore Math
      Requires extensive and ongoing teacher training, which is neither financially or practically feasible in a number of school districts.
      Closely aligned with the Common Core State Standards (yes, this can be a pro and a con, depending on whom you ask).
      Materials are consumable and must be re-ordered for every classroom every year. This can put a huge financial burden on already strained school budgets.
      Less of a focus on applied mathematics than traditional U.S. math textbooks. For instance, the Everyday Mathematics program emphasizes data analysis using real-life, multiple step math problems, while Singapore Math’s approach is more ideological.

      Doesn’t work well for a nomadic student population. Many students move in and out of school districts, which isn’t a big problem when the math programs are similar. However, since Singapore Math is so sequential and doesn’t re-teach concepts or skills, using the program may set these students up for failure, whether they’re moving into or out of a district using it.
      Despite the number of pros to Singapore Math and some research suggesting that it is superior to U.S. textbooks, some schools are finding that the method is not easy to implement.
      Vis-a-vis your "Singapore Math" tirade...nay! WTF?
      ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
      IN MARE IN COELO

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      • Are you now, or have you ever been, a philosophical zombie?

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_zombie

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        A philosophical zombie or p-zombie in the philosophy of mind and perception is a hypothetical being that is indistinguishable from a normal human being except that it lacks conscious experience, qualia, or sentience.[1] For example, if a philosophical zombie was poked with a sharp object it would not feel any pain sensation, yet could behave exactly as if it does feel pain (it may say "ouch", recoil from the stimulus, and say that it is in pain).

        The notion of a philosophical zombie is used mainly in thought experiments intended to support arguments (often called "zombie arguments") against forms of physicalism such as materialism, behaviorism and functionalism. Physicalism is the idea that all aspects of human nature can be explained by physical means: specifically, all aspects of human nature and perception can be explained from a neurobiological standpoint. Some philosophers, like David Chalmers, argue that since a zombie is defined as physiologically indistinguishable from human beings, even its logical possibility would be a sound refutation of physicalism.[2] However, physicalists like Daniel Dennett counter that Chalmers's physiological zombies are logically incoherent and thus impossible.[3][4]


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        Swampman is an imaginary character introduced by Donald Davidson. If Davidson goes hiking in a swamp and is struck and killed by a lightning bolt while nearby another lightning bolt spontaneously rearranges a bunch of molecules so that, entirely by coincidence, they take on exactly the same form that Davidson's body had at the moment of his untimely death then this being, 'Swampman', has a brain structurally identical to that which Davidson had and will thus presumably behave exactly like Davidson. He will return to Davidson's office and write the same essays he would have written, recognize all of his friends and family and so forth
        Last edited by lakechampainer; 18 Apr 17, 16:52.

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        • ...again...WTF?
          ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
          IN MARE IN COELO

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          • Where have all the posters gone?

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            • Who says it isn't?

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              • Did you drive them all away with necromantic chanting and cabalistic incantations?

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                • What makes you suspect that?

                  “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” -- Albert Einstein

                  The US Constitution doesn't need to be rewritten it needs to be reread

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                  • Can't you smell the sulfurous fumes wafting from the gibbering aberration that spews forth nauseating fallacious clangor?

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                      • Hey! It's nice to see this old thread being reconstituted isn't it?
                        ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
                        IN MARE IN COELO

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                        • Why?

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                          • went-to-the-b7965d45d8.jpg

                            Why would someone drink that stuff?


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                            • Have you looked at her? Wouldn't you?

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                              • Why are "The Rich" often so cheap?

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