
Re: Common Core snippet a little distressing
Posted:
Jul 15, 2013 8:34 PM



On Jul 15, 2013, at 8:05 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner@gmail.com> wrote:
> The choice of shape was cultural / conventional, not dictated by any deities nor by logic, and in fact we may develop a consistent mathematics by following this other branch, and in fact we have.
You could have saved yourself a lot of time and just said that what you were talking about had nothing whatsoever to do with raising a number to the third power. If anything, your act seems designed to obfuscate[1] mathematics for children and have them share your angst[2] for the world.
Bob Hansen
[1] obfuscate: to deliberately confuse and make unclear. [2] angst: inability to deal with the human condition.

