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Old 05-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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You almost hope it's not real.

Maths is maths.

I always wondered why they never included real practical stuff like how to calculate how much more it costs when you buy stuff paying small bits for a long time instead of saving up. Of course that is for slightly older kids but it's hopeless when the prior training consists of the coloring of maths.

It's black & white. If you want shades go into statistics.

Food & weather? Now that's nonsense.

There's something about tables of multiplication & proportions that many people miss. They don't spot errors that are a magnitude of 10 or more out of the scale.

Very unhelpful in all kinds of jobs.
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My son has this curriculum. We have been telling him to ignore it and teaching him Singapore math (real math) at home.
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