Agnes by Tony Cochran for February 05, 2017

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Hey, Common Core math kinda works that way already.

    Which, when properly used, as a teaching tool, not a solution, can actually be a good thing…. as long as you finally DO end up at that dreaded “correct” answer.

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    x_Tech  almost 7 years ago

    Personally I like the “Fudge Factor.”

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    x_Tech  almost 7 years ago

    Agnes, don’t forget “close enough for government work.”

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    Phred Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    I like: ‘more or less’.

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    Brian Fink  almost 7 years ago

    Hooray for New Math, Newewew math… – Tom Lehrer

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    Dani Rice  almost 7 years ago

    Considering I have dyscalculia this sounds pretty good to me. I’ve been known to hand my checkbook to somebody else and ask them how much money I have.

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    well-i-never  almost 7 years ago

    But people you know, right? Not just people on the street.

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    Ladylagomorph1976  almost 7 years ago

    I’m all for counting on your fingers! I always swore I couldn’t do math. Failed math in school. One day, at the store I was buying food, my son, the math wiz asked me what I was doing. I said figuring out the calories in a serving. He asked for a demonstration. Which I happily gave him. Then he asked me to explain how much money I’d spent on groceries so far (in the cart) no prob! I told him! He looked at me and gave me a math problem. My brain scrambled like eggs dropped on a cement floor. He said, “You CAN do math…you just THINK you can’t. When you apply it to what’s important to you, you are very good at math!” OK….that was a bit of a shocker.

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    mfrasca  almost 7 years ago

    Agnes has independently discovered Fuzzy Logic!

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