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Frazz by Jef Mallett for February 18, 2019

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    McColl34 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Ah, that look on a teacher’s face when the student actually starts learning! (Especially when they start learning to ask the right question and then (hopefully) figure out how to find the answer!)

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    Bilan  almost 2 years ago

    An answer that programmers know all too well.

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    Kind&Kinder  almost 2 years ago

    Well, the gears are turning after a little teacher-WD-40!

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    sandpiper  almost 2 years ago

    Burke is sharp. A teachable moment, i.e., difference vs the count

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    Ignatz Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Something is wrong. This strip has a kid asking a question that a kid might actually ask.

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    khjalmarj  almost 2 years ago

    Hmmmm…. I seem to remember an issue like this cropping up back in the year 1999… or was it 2000? Or 2001?

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    And the plot thickens

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    Bruce1253  almost 2 years ago

    Ah! A Koan, assigned by the master. Ponder well, Grasshopper.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    It’s the difference between inclusivity and exclusivity. Look it up.

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    scherzo  almost 2 years ago

    Another step in the right direction.

    Bryson kids are rarely shown in the act of learning; they are show already knowing everything, and spouting it out, in the most obnoxious ways. Or they’re shown using their super-human intuition, figuring things out on their own. (Which is nothing but a self-love fantasy for the author, as they’re all little versions of himself.) When they’re shown being taught something, or at least being pointed in the right direction by a teacher, “Frazz” is immeasurably better. Far, far more accessible.

    Learning is fantastic. Learning from someone who cares about teaching is even more so. I wish like hell we’d see more of it in this strip.

    Just my opinion. (For those who can’t imagine why anyone but themselves may be entitled to one.)

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    chromosome Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    If I climb floor 1 through 5, I go up 4 floors. If I count floors 1 through 5, I count 5 floors.

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 2 years ago

    How arbitrary, writing “10” but also “fifteen.”

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    1MadHat Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    @chromosome – Exactly! Cardinal numbers (counting) vs. Ordinal numbers (order)… 8^)

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    Night-Gaunt49  almost 2 years ago

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    And therein lies the message for these times: If you don’t understand inclusivity, the same stuff is going to seem harder.

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    Concretionist  almost 2 years ago

    Can you say “Fence post problem”?

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Because when you /start/ question 15, you’re at point 15.0, but when you /finish/ question 25, you’re at point 25.99999….

    Or because 15-15 is zero, but when you answer only question 15, you’ve answered one question.

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    M2MM  almost 2 years ago

    He’s a good instructor. :)

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