Peanuts by Charles Schulz

Peanuts

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  1. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, about 2 years ago

    She’s watching “Old, Creepy Desperate Houswives.”

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 2 years ago

    New math? Is old math in roman numerals?

  3. spookcharley

    spookcharley said, about 2 years ago

    I think “new math” came out in the sixties. I’ve only ever known new math.

  4. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    ’Old math" at this level is traditional, basic arithmetic. “New math” was an experiment from about 45 years or so ago that was designed to teach more abstract mathematical concepts to elementary school-age children on the theory that it would give them a more competitive edge — and it was a disaster!

  5. carl craig

    carl craig said, about 2 years ago

    @legaleagle48

    i would like to learn more about this are there any history links about it

  6. Tog

    Tog said, about 2 years ago

    @legaleagle48

    It certainly was. Around the same time I recall we had to work in binary and denary. That was beyond pointless. I had to use Maths a lot in my working career and still do, but nothing in new Maths was ever remotely useful.

  7. olear

    olear said, about 2 years ago

    Tom Lehrer pretty much sums it up with his song “New Math”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfCJgC2zezw

  8. Tom

    Tom said, about 2 years ago

    I thank my Dad for helping me finally understand how to do long division the old Math way.

  9. WildBill40

    WildBill40 said, about 2 years ago

    @Tog

    What’s useful depends on the imagination of the user.

  10. James

    James said, about 2 years ago

    She probably ends up being a chemist or an engineer or something.

  11. BakaBard

    BakaBard said, about 2 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXx2VVSWDMo – New Math, by Tom Lehrer

  12. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Now days the education system doesn’t teach math (new or old). To hard for our coddled kids!

  13. cdward

    cdward said, about 2 years ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    What ever gave you that idea? My son, a product of the public school system, is doing advanced Calculus just fine. Geez.

  14. Albert Alcoceba

    Albert Alcoceba GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    What was taught under new Math, which seemed to revolve a lot around set theory, was useless in the way it was taught in isolation. Though the concepts are useful in advanced college level math the concepts of set theory taught in isolation in elementary school are really lost…

  15. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, about 2 years ago

    You’d think that Sally would welcome the chance to be with Linus.

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