On Jul 14, 2013, at 12:05 PM, kirby urner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You have allowed yourself to get side-tracked by a non-issue. It's not just an analogy, it's a perfectly good model of 3rd powering that doesn't happen to use a cube. This is what Common Core will lead to, a hardening of the mental arteries such as you're experiencing now. By adulthood, it may be irreversible.
But that doesn't make any sense. I could just stack bags of dirt in the order of 1, 8, 27, 64, ... and call it 3rd powering, but where would the intuition be in that? That is a requirement for teaching, is it not? First we had a poster that identifies intuition with reason and now we have one that identifies it with rhetoric.