tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9212482312288155036.post3759752967932728359..comments2016-12-29T08:21:55.883-05:00Comments on Before My Time: Postmarked 64 Years Ago TodayTKhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14556045553534725632noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9212482312288155036.post-18048082065106565552011-11-13T08:33:21.102-05:002011-11-13T08:33:21.102-05:00Um... remember back in the '60s, the New Math?...Um... remember back in the '60s, the New Math? And then in 1973 the book came out, "Why Johnny Can't Add: The Failure of the New Math." Well, somewhere in between the rise and the fall of the New Math, a small adjustment was made in the space-time continuum. New Math emphasized mathematical structure through abstract concepts like set theory. Set theory was, I'm pretty sure, where you get to set your age using something other than base 10. It all has to do with algebraic inequalities, symbolic logic, and Boolean algebra, Cheryl. Richard Feynman said, "In the "new" mathematics, then, first there must be freedom of thought; second, we do not want to teach just words; and third, subjects should not be introduced without explaining the purpose or reason, or without giving any way in which the material could be really used to discover something interesting." See? That pretty much explains it.T.K.http://www.blogger.com/profile/14556045553534725632noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9212482312288155036.post-68323799102979106942011-11-12T14:35:31.614-05:002011-11-12T14:35:31.614-05:00Wait a minute - that can't be right. This was...Wait a minute - that can't be right. This was postmarked 64 years ago and you couldn't have been born 9 months later - you are only 35. What gives?Cherylhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09970548713593980384noreply@blogger.com