* desire = satire - with thanks to my speech recognition software. "Intent" would work but "desire"? I have some but this one falls a little short of the mark.
At 05:48 PM 6/21/2013, Wayne Bishop wrote: >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. > >Wayne > >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