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Math in the Comics – part 10

From last week’s Foxtrot comic, another take at the cultural background conversation of math. Who is bad at math? At one level, a puzzle.  The top part, the part that starts with “16-11-13-5” is not a subtraction problem.  It is … Continue reading

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Math in the Comics – part 8

Today’s Rose is Rose comic strip reveals something that’s in the cultural background about math homework: Can you name the background assumptions this comic strip makes, things that do not need to be stated explicitly for a wide audience to … Continue reading

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Selection versus Education

In many walks of life, we are quite used to systems that select suitable candidates by putting a graded series of hurdles in their path. In the USA we do this with presidential candidates: we make them campaign on the … Continue reading

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