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Re: Today in my math class ...
Posted: Feb 27, 2002 12:18 AM
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friedrich knauss wrote:
> > Not a single student in the room (24 students) knew the meaning of the
> > word "dimension". They had not a clue as to what the problem was asking
> >
> > Care to guess what grade I teach?

> sounds like 10th grade to me.

You're absolutely correct. Unfortunately. Perhaps I'm too much of an
optimist and would assume that someone only two+ years from graduation
from high school would know the meaning of the word "dimensions".

Then again I spent nearly 30 minutes explaining the fact that the value
of a dime is not "10" .. without units .. "10 What" I ask?

They had no clue that a dime was actually $0.10 ... that if you count a
stack of dimes you DO NOT multiply by 10 to find out how many dollars
one has. Even gave 'em an example ... suppose you have 50 dimes, you
multiply by 10 you get 500. So, you have 500 dollars?

Don't ask me what the response was ... you'd be as depressed as I was.


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