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  1. #256
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    Thanks Karen, I'm trying to improve the situation. Just seems hopeless sometimes.
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    Aww, whenever it seems hopeless, PM me, and I promise to lend you some!
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    PTers, can someone please tell me what a "Trunk or Treat" is? A local church is having one tomorrow from 2 to 4. My neighbor mentioned it to me because they need more participants. I have no idea what it is (I assume it's something to do with Halloween though).


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    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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    "A Trunk or Treat is a Halloween event that is often church- or community-sponsored. People gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks, or the backs of their vehicles, and decorate them. Then they pass out candy from their trunks. The event provides a safe family environment for trick or treaters."

    It is apparently a big thing! I had never heard of it either - probably popular in places that have bigger church parking lots than we do!
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    It amazes me how something simple can set someone off, and in the process, they reveal their true colors which aren't pretty at all. Actually, I find it to be quite sad.....
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    Calculators are REQUIRED for 6th grade math..........

    Tell me again why people need a register to make change for them?
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    Calculators are REQUIRED for 6th grade math..........

    Tell me again why people need a register to make change for them?
    Graphing Calculators are required for my college math class, but we can't use them on the tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    Calculators are REQUIRED for 6th grade math..........

    Tell me again why people need a register to make change for them?
    It would make my life a lot simpler if I was a cashier, or someone regularly dealing with money, to have a calculator at the ready. For years, I was ashamed of my flat out inability to do even simple math calculations. I have been very, very, very poor with math- even basic "simple" math my entire life, and have a difficult time subtracting double digits, even from a hundred. Make it something like 116 - 38 = ??? and it certainly takes me a minute to figure it out.

    Really, who cares? It hasn't made me a terrible person, and I have other areas of strength, for sure. But, I bet, in the darkest hour, most of us can admit we just really stink at something.

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    I care, because my daughter is in the aforementioned math class, and they are requiring students to learn to use a scientific calculator before they have the basics down.

    They're using calculators for fractions.

    Unsat.


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    In addition, I just had to make corrections on a homework assignment which wouldn't have been required if she was doing things out by hand.
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  10. #265
    Quote Originally Posted by Cataholic View Post
    It would make my life a lot simpler if I was a cashier, or someone regularly dealing with money, to have a calculator at the ready. For years, I was ashamed of my flat out inability to do even simple math calculations. I have been very, very, very poor with math- even basic "simple" math my entire life, and have a difficult time subtracting double digits, even from a hundred. Make it something like 116 - 38 = ??? and it certainly takes me a minute to figure it out.

    Really, who cares? It hasn't made me a terrible person, and I have other areas of strength, for sure. But, I bet, in the darkest hour, most of us can admit we just really stink at something.

    As an addendum....

    I can certainly admit that I have issues with certain tasks.

    However, pardon the heck out of me for trying to ensure that my daughter actually CAN do math in her head without the use of a calculator.

    Being a lawyer may not require the ability to do calculations, but any technical field requires it.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

  11. I have to go with LH on this one....it is great to have tools like a calculator but if you don't know how to do it without and understand the why you haven't learned to do the task. What happens if you need to do some calculations and don't have a calculator available? If you always depend on a calculator how do you know if a number looks "off?" You will have to accept what someone else tells you the number should be.

    I am not a math whiz but I force myself to do manual calculations periodically just to make sure I still can!

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    Did anybody see "CSI" tonight, the episode with Nick and the GSD ... I loved at the end when he laid out his rules- Sunday is for watching football and we root for the Cowboys Nick you are gonna love being owned by a goggie!
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    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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    It's not quite 7 AM and there is a bird in the crabapple tree, singing loudly! A cheerful treat on a chilly, rainy morning.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

    Cassie's Catster page: http://www.catster.com/cats/448678

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    Why is there no "spring" in spring rolls?

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    I was looking at the packaging on a tin of food.

    The cardboard box it came in says, "delicious recipe on back".

    Really?

    I guess "Crappy recipe on back" wouldn't fly?

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    Why do some PTers come here and never mention their pets or anyone elses......
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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