Bang!Zoom! Posted November 6, 2011 Share Posted November 6, 2011 This is actually Part B., or a spin off from my chat today with a person... This person said (long story short) that if I kept up my evil ways of rote memorization and the 1-12 math table with vigor, I was putting my child at risk of "math" hate...and into one of those "girls who hate math"-basically landing her in therapy at the age of 42, childless, in a house full of cats and heavy velvet curtains tucked away where the sun doesn't shine and her soul would be left heavy and dark...(I exaggerate, but you get the drift) So I'm sitting here, chowing on pizza, watching the football games, surfing randomly as I ponder this lecture/dressing-down I received today with it's dire warning of gloom and doom... I saw this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf9SwoWTGQI My opinion? PR + $=:ack2: So, out there, what do you guys think? Is it a myth, is there stats? Am I horrible for trying to get 8 x 5 across as a simple fact? Should I just quit and let the magic math fairy fatten up her brain cells at the age of 9? Is it Mars/Venus? Should Barbie have been recalled when she so unpolitically correctly said: "Math is Hard!" (Just as a forward to my next approach on this, I'm going to try the Math Mammoth approach with number lines, skip counting in sequence next..and yes...I'm still painting her fingernails, and I may even sharpie facts on her palms come Monday morning.) This child will learn 9 x 7 come Monday. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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