Thursday, November 13, 2014

The magic of Singapore Math



One very special attribute of Singapore Math as practiced at Magellan International School, is that it's methods e.g symbolic demonstration, bring to conscious awareness, mathematical processes which may have been hidden due to rote memorization.

The way in which SM is taught and learned is by teaching the student to demonstrate and show not just what the correct answer is but how they got to this conclusion, thereby making transparent a process which for many adults has made made an unconscious habit through rote memorization and repetition.


Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities...................................... Mark Twain


Capitalism is " ditto".

So, capitalism is civilized...?

mmm-that is correct I guess, logically, yet "to view the current state of world affairs and adults as civilized, would be a detriment to our children and the future evolution of human kind. robert

Monday, November 10, 2014

American "Freedom" is a constraint for True freedom lovers- -"Freedom-with their exception" Metallica

"Eye Of The Beholder"
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/metallica/eyeofthebeholder.html

Do You See What I See?
Truth Is an Offense
You Silence for Your Confidence
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Doors Are Slamming Shut
Limit Your Imagination, Keep You Where They must
Do You Feel What I Feel?
Bittering Distress
Who Decides What You Express
Do You Take What I Take?
Endurance Is the Word
Moving Back Instead of Forward Seems to Me Absurd

Doesn't Matter What You See
Or into it What You Read
You Can Do it Your Own Way
If It's Done Just How I Say

Independence Limited
Freedom of Choice
Choice Is Made for You My Friend
Freedom of Speech
Speech Is Words That They Will Bend
Freedom with Their Exception

Do You Fear What I Fear?
Living Properly
Truths to You Are Lies to Me
Do You Choose What I Choose?
More Alternatives
Energy Derives from Both the plus and Negative
Do You Need What I Need?
Boundaries Overthrown
Look Inside to Each His Own
Do You Trust What I Trust?
Me, Myself and I
Penetrate the Smoke Screen I See Through the Selfish Lie

Doesn't Matter What You See
Or into it What You Read
You Can Do it Your Own Way
If It's Done Just How I Say

Independence Limited
Freedom of Choice
Choice Is Made for You My Friend
Freedom of Speech
Speech Is Words That They Will Bend
Freedom with Their Exception

Do You Know What I Know?
Your Money And Your Wealth
Your Silence Just to Hear Your Self
Do You Want What I Want?
Desire Not a Thing
I Hunger after Independence Lengthen Freedom's Ring

Doesn't Matter What You See
Or into it What You Read
You Can Do it Your Own Way
If It's Done Just How I Say

Independence Limited
Freedom of Choice
Choice Is Made for You My Friend
Freedom of Speech
Speech Is Words That They Will Bend
Freedom no longer frees you

Doesn't Matter What You See
Or into it What You Read
You Can Do it Your Own Way
If It's Done Just How I Say