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#61 Matt R.

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:23 PM

13 years later, that’s news to me.

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#62 Mike K.

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:28 PM

12 years later.
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#63 Matt R.

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:31 PM

Kindergarten to 12? Grade 12 is less intense for the FI kids, it’s true.

Maybe my math is fuzzy lol.

But yes, in grade 12 the program is mostly over. Grade 11 is the French intensive year.

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#64 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:34 PM

I was told FI kids are taught math in a different way and when they hit regular high school some are a bit bewildered.


Yah you should see the way the French count, it's a shock making the switch to English
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#65 Matt R.

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:36 PM

They do something funny with commas as decimal points, I’ve seen. Wild.

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:44 PM

And don't get me started one the 1s that look like 7s. 

 

Seriously though, something about math is taught using more "European" methods. Though, even modern "English" math baffles me--I was shown how kids do long division in schools now and it's completely different than what we were taught in Grade 6.


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#67 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:49 PM

i don't think there is any point studying complex math in school anymore.  for most students.

 

we have computers.


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:52 PM

True but it does hone critical thinking skills. Exercises problem-solving areas of the brain. Same with arts and music instruction. Future careers will require this more than ever.


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#69 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:58 PM

True but it does hone critical thinking skills. Exercises problem-solving areas of the brain. Same with arts and music instruction. Future careers will require this more than ever.

 

i think some of that is true.  but i'd much rather try to convert a word problem (train leaves the station etc.) into a formula than simply trying to solve some random quadratic equation.

 

the other day i was tasked with making a fairly simple spreadsheet for a particular project.  boy i sure forget how to do the formulas with the correct syntax.  took forever.  and lots of google and youtube.


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#70 LJ

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:40 PM

Mike's how-to video sidebar is pointless too. First off, you may learn some from those videos, but you know full well you learn far more from doing (or attempting to) what the video is about. I watch a few videos on repairing my dryer. Great, gives me the info to get started, but I really learn when I actually do it. Plus, would Mike have been able to follow those videos if not for school teaching stuff like distance and measuring, following steps, critical thinking, solving puzzles...

 

When I watch a how to fix something video it makes me realize I am going to "call the guy" to get it fixed.


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#71 Mike K.

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:53 PM

See! That's priceless!


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 09:57 PM

I’m too cheap for that lol. Fix it myself

#73 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 02:32 PM

Ontario to offer remote learning next school year

 

The province says the option to use online learning will be available for the entire 2021-2022 school year and it will be providing more information to parents in the coming months.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...hools-1.6012939

 

 

 

 

 

that's a pretty bold shift when realistically that does not have much to do with COVID.

 

i think it's a good idea.  the way students learn now is silly and inefficient in many ways.  


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