tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6285930287778705862.post7071293427167718681..comments2020-03-27T10:19:53.955-05:00Comments on Kenton's Infotainment Scan: I've got the fear of all sumsKenton Larsenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10785680882442266009noreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6285930287778705862.post-18593590074071605912010-09-17T21:21:07.069-05:002010-09-17T21:21:07.069-05:00I can't do math or read. Keepin' it real!
...I can't do math or read. Keepin' it real!<br /><br />Ha, ha!Kenton Larsenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09288769050712529811noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6285930287778705862.post-83796836708691146392010-09-17T15:26:32.610-05:002010-09-17T15:26:32.610-05:00Kirsten (comment above) taught numeracy in one of ...Kirsten (comment above) taught numeracy in one of my editing classes last year.<br />I love it when students do my work for me.Duncan McMonaglehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04021891518980785733noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6285930287778705862.post-71918015526992464952010-09-17T15:16:39.103-05:002010-09-17T15:16:39.103-05:00When did innumeracy become cool? As a former math ...When did innumeracy become cool? As a former math major, it really bothers me that so many people will speak freely and happily about how they dislike math. But no one would dream of talking the same about illiteracy; they would be ashamed.<br /><br />I took one of my math classes at university with a lot of education students who were required to have three credit hours in math. It was the History of Calculus, so I guess many of them thought it would be the least math-y of the courses the math department offered. There was a very vocal subset of this group who would whine constantly because they didn't like math, and they felt they would never understand it. Hearing this, I could only hope that my children would never have to go to elementary school and learn math from a teacher who hates and fears the subject.<br /><br /> I understand why people don't like math -- it's hard! It's even hard for "math people." Just like writing, it takes a lot of work and practice to be any good.<br /><br />It's almost as if "I can't do math" is a status symbol for literary and creative types.<br /><br />Ah, after two years of Creative Communications, it feels good to get that off my chest!Kirsten Goldstonehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14178536131756387987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6285930287778705862.post-3465795280439011792010-09-17T08:28:55.777-05:002010-09-17T08:28:55.777-05:00Great story! I have to say that I won third place ...Great story! I have to say that I won third place in the grade one and two spelling bee, and I still have the trophy to prove it!Kenton Larsenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09288769050712529811noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6285930287778705862.post-78507681920440379772010-09-16T17:37:45.113-05:002010-09-16T17:37:45.113-05:00Funny article Kenton. I had the same math situatio...Funny article Kenton. I had the same math situation in high school. I dropped down to general math with my friend Dana in grade 12. We both battled it out for Best in Class. She beat me by .3 per cent with 99.7 in the class to my 99.4. I few years later she gave me the framed award and I crossed her name out, wrote my on it instead and placed it on my mantle.Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13309984987706654244noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6285930287778705862.post-82011866616032059812010-09-16T10:54:01.871-05:002010-09-16T10:54:01.871-05:00Fast, fast, fast relief for numeraphobes!
In my Ed...Fast, fast, fast relief for numeraphobes!<br />In my Editing Print and Online Media course (available in Intersession, May-June 2011) we do a unit on how to handle basic numbers.<br />Not advanced; I failed university calculus.Duncan McMonaglehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04021891518980785733noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6285930287778705862.post-27575638825868851662010-09-16T08:14:16.039-05:002010-09-16T08:14:16.039-05:00I am not very good at math, either. I took the mid...I am not very good at math, either. I took the middle of the road math choice when I was in high school, and that was more than enough for me. Now I can't even do long division on paper.Jennifer Hansonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14074062788001058126noreply@blogger.com