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Why are people so terrible at word-based math problems?

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''"'''"'''"'
  06/15/17
Most people are barely above non-human primates in intellige...
"'"'"''"""
  06/15/17
they are dumb or they are so lazy they refuse to actually do...
..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,,
  06/15/17
Most people's MO with math is to use some TTT 'system' for s...
shards
  06/15/17
is this potentially an indictment of the new new math which ...
..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,,
  06/15/17
i thought new math purports to teach/emphasize the logic rat...
+3% missionary strength
  06/15/17
I thought new math focused on things like set theoretic conc...
"'"'"''"""
  06/15/17
this. most of the complaints about "new" math or c...
proles in Owsley County, KY partying in the street
  06/15/17
cr. You can blame generations of kids taught to memorize &qu...
desperado
  06/15/17
They are taught like that because of the average ability lev...
"'"'"''"""
  06/15/17
Many of the teachers are not much better than the students. ...
desperado
  06/15/17
Just do expect people to be good at something they have neve...
Warning: TSINAH hacked your FLESHLIGHT
  06/15/17
but don't they understand math? logic?
''"'''"'''"'
  06/15/17


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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:19 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'




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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:30 PM
Author: "'"'"''"""


Most people are barely above non-human primates in intelligence and are generally incapable of abstract reasoning.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568328)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:28 PM
Author: ..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,,


they are dumb or they are so lazy they refuse to actually do the small amount of thinking necessary to translate the words into mathematical concepts

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568308)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:29 PM
Author: shards (big in boise)

Most people's MO with math is to use some TTT 'system' for solving shit, without actually understanding the underlying logic. It's harder to get by without actually thinking when the problem is phrased in terms of words.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568323)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:30 PM
Author: ..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,,


is this potentially an indictment of the new new math which focuses on teaching kids systems for solving problems without thinking about the logic?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568329)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:32 PM
Author: +3% missionary strength

i thought new math purports to teach/emphasize the logic rather than the rote methods/systems for solving problems?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568342)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:37 PM
Author: "'"'"''"""


I thought new math focused on things like set theoretic concepts underlying mathematics and abstract algebra. This was definitely one of the more retarded educational fads.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568382)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:43 PM
Author: proles in Owsley County, KY partying in the street

this. most of the complaints about "new" math or common core are from sub primate level dumbs.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568414)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:36 PM
Author: desperado

cr. You can blame generations of kids taught to memorize "keep it, change it, flip it", "is over of equals..", "y=mx+b form", et al.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568368)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:39 PM
Author: "'"'"''"""


They are taught like that because of the average ability level of students.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568393)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:40 PM
Author: desperado

Many of the teachers are not much better than the students. It's a cycle. Math education is a serious problem in this country.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568402)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:41 PM
Author: Warning: TSINAH hacked your FLESHLIGHT

Just do expect people to be good at something they have never done in their entire life.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568406)



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Date: June 15th, 2017 8:46 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'


but don't they understand math? logic?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3648994&forum_id=2#33568429)