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Peanuts by Charles Schulz for October 04, 2012

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  about 9 years ago

    No wonder she’ll fail.

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    pouncingtiger  about 9 years ago

    Sally is blond after all.

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    orinoco womble  about 9 years ago

    Relabelling something doesn’t help you understand it, it just confuses things.

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    Dean8  about 9 years ago

    They must be in the central time zone

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    William Reynolds  about 9 years ago

    Linus’s explanation is perfectly clear to a mathematical thinker. The problem is, most people are mathematally illerate, I.e. those who play the lottery expecting to win.

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    GROG Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I shudder when I hear that some people’s majors were in math & statistics. I worked with a guy who actually liked doing calculus problems.

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    Number Three  about 9 years ago

    That distraction was perfect timing, Sally!

    xxx

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    bwalk7217  about 9 years ago

    If you want to be expressive use New Math, if you want your answers to be correct, and, most importantly, understood, use old math.

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    mike_slmi  about 9 years ago

    She makes a good point. His instructions are a bit long.

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    Rise22  about 9 years ago

    Math is static – to try and make it “new” only makes it more difficult to learn…

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    ComicRelief  about 9 years ago

    Linus is explaining it well. New math was indeed set theory. And it was a disaster; horrible idea for elementary education.

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    WaitingMan  about 9 years ago

    A story from college. Day one of Calculus II. The professor walks into the class and first thing, draws a large 3 on the blackboard. Asks the class, “Can anyone tell me what this is?” Many people shout out “3”. I’m thinking, “Too obvious.” The professor says, “No, it’s a chalk scribble that is a representation of the concept of 3.” Very cool start to what was an excellent class.

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    angusdad  about 9 years ago

    The strip today brought back all those old anxieties of new math..

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    starbase502  about 9 years ago

    Charles Schulz, the prophet.

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    bgby4884  about 9 years ago

    The answer is red.

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    orinoco womble  about 9 years ago

    Yup! My thing is languages, literature, poetry and like that. School was a nightmare. They could explain and show and show and explain, and I might understand it for a few minutes but the next day it was gone. The one day I “got” a lesson and finished the worksheet first (in 8th grade) the teacher accused me of cheating. How I could “cheat” and yet be the first to finish, she never explained. How can you “copy” or “cheat” when no one else has got it done?

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    Squirrelchaser  about 9 years ago

    I went to elementary school in the early 70s, never encountered ‘new math.’ Perhaps my district choose not to implement it. Until this story arc, I actually did not think there was really a ‘new math’, that it was just shomething made up on sit-coms for humor. I’ve always liked math, took every course I could in HS, perhaps I’ll check it out, sounds interesting.

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    Buggerlugs  about 9 years ago

    How much is 2+2 in new math?

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    iced tea  about 9 years ago

    This was how it was helping my older son with his homework. He had A.D.D.

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    cookies333  about 9 years ago

    Math isn’t my thing either. : )

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 9 years ago

    New Math

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