Inquiry and Math

The province of Ontario’s Conservative government concerned about Ontario students’ declining math scores will require new elementary teachers to score 70% on a math test. The Toronto Star, critical of the Conservative government’s apparent intention to emphasize rote learning in reforming the teaching of elementary school math, says in its August 30, 2019 editorial, “The … More Inquiry and Math

Politics and Math

The province of Ontario’s Conservative government concerned about Ontario students’ declining math scores will require new elementary teachers to score 70% on a math test. The Toronto Star, critical of the Conservative government’s apparent intention to emphasize rote learning in reforming the teaching of elementary school math, says in its August 30, 2019 editorial, “The … More Politics and Math

“Truth”

Everyone knows that Pontius Pilot asked what truth is; today “truth” is what a judge and jury say it is.

Meaningless Words

George Orwell wrote a book he called 1984. He was also concerned about words and the way people use them: words without precise referents he called “meaningless words”. I think if he were around today he’d say that the word “racist’ is such a vague and meaningless word.

Do journalists know science or are they just kidding?

I read something in the Drudge Report on July 26, 2019 quoting a journalist relieved that an asteroid did not wipe out a city reminding me of the following words on the NASA site written in August 2015 about predictions of an asteroid striking earth in September of 2015. “.., NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations Program … More Do journalists know science or are they just kidding?