GORDON wrote:Source of the postMost important thing about history is, "this shit WILL end, someday."
But whoever was right, in the end the mob always rules, and the mob is damned dumb.
I think your point went over my head.
TheCatt wrote:Source of the postUnderstanding them helps.
It really doesn't. I assure you that it we put the members of this board up against the Kardashian family in a battle of brains we would curb stomp them. They would then limp back to their multimillions...
Although, I do LOVE that my grocery store now has the per unit price info on their shelves. I know don't have to sit there and calculate which quantity is the better deal.
Cakedaddy wrote:Source of the post But, you are absolutely using formulas and rules when cutting a pizza.
No you're not and if we can't agree here, we simply agree to disagree. Eyeballing something isn't geometry. And honestly, if someone needs geometry to work in a pizza shop, then I absolutely welcome the end of humanity because we don't deserve to survive.
Cakedaddy wrote:Source of the post I don't remember where stats fit in.
Don't get me started on stats!
Cakedaddy wrote:Source of the post Also:
Customer: How big is the large?
Me: **thinking they wanted to compare value, dollars/amount of pizza** 14 inches
Customer: No, I mean how many slices?
Me: *in my head* why is that relevant?
Had MANY conversations with people "There's more pizza in a large because there's more slices". *sigh* "So if I cut a medium into 8 slices like we do the large we'd have the same amount of pizza?" "No, because the large is bigger." "AHHAAA!!!" MATH!
The average IQ in the U.S. (and the world?) is 100. You're giving people WAY too much credit for their use of math in day to day life. Most people can't balance their checkbooks, and that's why the majority are in massive debt, but we're going to say they all use geometry or calculus actively, not passively, daily? Hogwash. (Holy fuck. When's the last time I used that word? Weird.)
I actually think a good math class past geometry would be along the lines of "Math Concepts". I think, if done correctly and applied to day to day life, could be far more valuable in getting people interested in math and having them retain the knowledge they learned. Then once they get to college, if needed/desired, they could get more into the actual learning of how to do that level of math.