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Topic: New New Math
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Kelly

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Registered: 12/6/04
New New Math
Posted: Jul 15, 2001 5:07 AM
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I was wondering...

Why is it we force children to learn 2 + 2, rather than asking them
the question, "What is 4?"

Could it be because there is no such thing as "4" in the natural
universe? Doesn't the natural universe only contain the number "1"?

If I dump 1 box of pencils on a table, the truth is, there are not 12
pencils on the table. There is a scattering of individual painted
wood objects that are unique and separate entities. "12", a
mind-created categorizing tool, is not real. Only "1" is real. Right?




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