My apologies. And please don't apologize for failing to identify satire as such. I (almost always) refuse to stick in that :-) assuming that if my obvious desire is misread (sometimes deliberately), it's their problem, not mine.
At 11:44 AM 6/21/2013, Joe Niederberger wrote: >Wayne Bishop says: > >Perhaps I'm not following people carefully enough but I had the > idea that you were dissing the importance of competence (read > automaticity) in arithmetic through ordinary fractions, ratio and > proportion, and percentages starting from early grade timed fluency > with elementary number facts > >No, you weren't reading me correctly. Perhaps I too often use >satirical remarks that aren't properly marked up to indicate satire. >I think the notion that children must skip over mastering >arithmetic, so they have more time for "deep thought", is silly. > >Cheers, >Joe N