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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    No wonder kids graduate high school not being able to read. This cat is a prime example of the clowns that we have teaching school.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    No wonder kids graduate high school not being able to read. This cat is a prime example of the clowns that we have teaching school.
    Something seems hyperbolic about the statement above.
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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Something seems hyperbolic about the statement above.
    Going to make thread about me, already? Slow down pard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What does being a religious fundy have to do with being from Malaysia? Maybe I read your statement wrong but it sounds as if you don't think there are religious fundies in Malaysia...
    No, not at all. I'd just be willing to bet against it. I don't see anything in it that leads me to that conclusion.


    Kind of weird:
    The content in your word problems are very inappropriate for children. I am recommending our school to not use your site for any worksheet printing at all. If you want to cater to families and schools you need to change the content. You will not be getting too many return customers.

    Hi Edward. Children are bored to death doing sterile and sanitized math problems like "Mark has 5 pencils. If he gives 3 of his pencils to Sally, how may pencils does he have left?"

    I wanted to make children love math. We all lament over the fact that the worst subject for most kids is math, and most kids would rather eat sauteed centipede or grapple with a gorilla than spend an hour exercising their mental muscles on math.

    So what did I do? I made my math problems fun and funny by putting in what kids absolutely adore - ogres, fairies, bashing, sword-fighting ... and yes, nose-picking and belching too - I am sure you have heard kids laugh uproariously when a gross joke was told. Children love superhero cartoons like Ben 10 and comics like Batman. The most popular books are about fighting and fantasy too, such as the 'Chronicles of Narnia' and 'Harry Potter' series.

    I am just changing with the times.

    Source.

    I was looking through the questions, I couldn't find the ones from the article but I found a few that ... erm,
    I took a nap in a bog one day and woke up screaming. 3796 leeches, 2910 fleas and 1044 vampire bats were stuck to my bald head drinking my blood in ecstasy. How many bloodthirsty bloodsuckers were dining on my head?
    Kung Fu Lung Lee and his wife were sleeping one night when 5241 ninjas sneaked into their house. Kung Fu Lung Lee woke up immediately and slaughtered 1153 screaming ninjas. His wife viciously stabbed 2806 shrieking ninjas with her sharp chopsticks. The rest of the ninjas fled in terror. How many ninjas turned tail?
    I boarded a train going to hell and saw some devils in the train. 3641 devils got off the train at Inferno Station to terrorize the locals there. 1049 devils got off at Lost Souls Station to eat lunch at Lucifer's Lovely Pizzas. If there were 419 devils left in the train headed for hell, how many devils were in the train at first?

    This site is just plain weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Going to make thread about me, already? Slow down pard.
    Unclench your cheeks, honey. Your statement being hyperbolic means it's exaggerated.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Unclench your cheeks, honey. Your statement being hyperbolic means it's exaggerated.
    Illiterate kids, graduating high school is an exaggeration?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Illiterate kids, graduating high school is an exaggeration?
    Yes. Have you not been paying attention yet?
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    Playing Individually vs. Playing With Others | Parenting Advice

    A bit off topic, but check the picture at the above web page about parenting. Pretty creepy stuff.

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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Those problems (I just read a few) are hysterical. I suspect the kids would have more fun than with traditional questions. In some ways it's not pro-religion in that the questions are imaginative and imaginative people are less likely to believe imaginative tuff, they enjoy it but recognize it for what it is.

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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    From the website..

    Edward Byrne from Minnesota

    The content in your word problems are very inappropriate for children. I am recommending our school to not use your site for any worksheet printing at all. If you want to cater to families and schools you need to change the content. You will not be getting too many return customers.

    Hi Edward. Children are bored to death doing sterile and sanitized math problems like "Mark has 5 pencils. If he gives 3 of his pencils to Sally, how may pencils does he have left?"

    I wanted to make children love math. We all lament over the fact that the worst subject for most kids is math, and most kids would rather eat sauteed centipede or grapple with a gorilla than spend an hour exercising their mental muscles on math.

    So what did I do? I made my math problems fun and funny by putting in what kids absolutely adore - ogres, fairies, bashing, sword-fighting ... and yes, nose-picking and belching too - I am sure you have heard kids laugh uproariously when a gross joke was told. Children love superhero cartoons like Ben 10 and comics like Batman. The most popular books are about fighting and fantasy too, such as the 'Chronicles of Narnia' and 'Harry Potter' series.

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