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>Math Teachers’ Logic

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This comes thanks to Paul and Mac Christensen of Utah, two very astute mathematicians.

INDISPUTABLE MATHEMATICAL LOGIC.
(This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. experience.)
This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint… it goes like this:

What makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
are represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
and
K-N-O-W- L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
But ,

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
And,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that While
HARD WORK and KNOWLEDGE will get you close, and ATTITUDE will get you there, its theBULLSHIT and ASS KISSING that will put you over the top.

‘REMEMBER SOME PEOPLE ARE ALIVE
SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHOOT THEM’
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>Gore Fires Scientists Who Don’t Agree With Him

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Scientist Fired by Gore Calls Warming Fears ‘Mistaken’
I suppose that if you’re a Nobel Peace Prize winner, you invented a convenient lie about global warming that has made you millions of dollars, and you’re a former U.S. Vice President you can fire about anyone you want.

Where are this big democrat’s scruples, has he strayed from the Democratic Party mantra that states the party is big enough for all views, ethnicities, and differences? When it comes to Global Warming, Al Gore creates his own rules, including hiring only those who agree with him.

There is a well-known Princeton University physicist named Dr. Will Happer who says he was fired by Vice President Al Gore for failing to adhere to Gore’s views on global warming. Happer says man-made warming fears are “mistaken.”

This comes from a well-regarded scientist who served as the director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy from 1990 to 1993, and he isn’t upset about the firing. “I had the privilege of being fired by Al Gore,” he said, “since I refused to go along with his alarmism. I did not need the job that badly.”

In 1993 Happer said, “I was told that science was not going to intrude on policy.”
Now Happer has asked to join the more than 650 international scientists who have spoken out against man-made global warming fears and are cited in the 2008 U.S. Senate Minority Report from Environmental and Public Works Committee ranking member James Inhofe, R-Okla.

“I am convinced that the current alarm over carbon dioxide is mistaken,” Happer told the committee on Dec. 22.

President-elect Barack Obama’s choice as his top science adviser, Harvard University professor John Holdren, is a staunch believer in the dangers of man-made global warming and advised Gore on his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” But consider that against the fact that Dr. Happer has published over 200 scientific papers, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Sen. Inhofe said that the statements of prominent scientists like Happer who are willing to publicly dissent from climate fears strike a blow to the United Nations, Gore, and the media’s claims about global warming.

“The endless claims of a ‘consensus’ about man-made global warming grow less and less credible every day,” Inhofe said. Happer agreed: “I have spent a long research career studying physics that is closely related to the greenhouse effect — for example, absorption and emission of visible and infrared radiation, and fluid flow. Fears about man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science. The earth’s climate is changing now, as it always has. There is no evidence that the changes differ in any qualitative way from those of the past . . .
“Computer models used to generate frightening scenarios from increasing levels of carbon dioxide have scant credibility.”

>Math And Science Takes Center Stage

>WHITE BOARDS
By Don White
A couple of weeks ago I wrote how Barak Obama had overlooked science and math in American schools and said the important thing was to learn a foreign language. When he comes home from his expensive campaign trip to Europe, Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan he will probably say we should all learn Arabic.

Cooler minds across party lines in America have laughed off this pretender’s patois and are going forward with tuition free public charter schools that teach science and math. Soon they will speak the jargon of the educated scientist, instead of someone off the streets or that of a certain junior senator when he returns to his Illinois electorate for donations.

Orlando, Florida is one of those areas of enlightenment. They call them Orlando Science Schools (6-12) grades…”serving greater minds.” You can get details at http://www.OrlandoScience.org and if you have a school child you may want to hop right on it because limited spots are available for the 08-09 school year. I’m sure that’s the case throughout the country where these charter schools are springing forth faster than beefsteak tomatoes on a vine.

These schools are this country’s answer to America’s critics who say we are in decline, that we don’t have enough scientists and mathematicians to carry us into the new age of scientific achievement and beyond. Their goal is to ensure that students develop the skills needed for the long learning. The academic environment is designed to promote high expectations of each student in pursuit of high excellence through participation in many competitions and contests, including:

· Science Olympiad
· Math Olmpiad
· Spelling Bee
· Geo Bee
· Odyssey of the Mind
· Science Fair and more

Here’s an example of the emphasis these kids will get. Orlando Science Middle School will use a variety of student assessments to evaluate teaching and learning processes and to improve the school environment on a consistent basis which includes:

· State assessment programs
· Locally-developed unit tests
· Classroom-based assessments
· School wide competitions

Schools are heralding the advent of what they call “21st Century Classrooms.” Orlando’s science middle school will have classrooms with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems to serve the students better with the help of technology. What are they?

Students can do a lot of things interactively with Smart Boards. These Numonics Digital boards and Quarte’s IdeaShare Interactive Markerboard. are for connecting to the PC given each student in the special school. The teacher can digitally projector the material she has developed for use any program on your computer while standing at the board. Students will be able to see the material up close, work with concepts, work problems and use such accessories as portable tablets, board stands and extra interactive cordless pens. How much of this high-tech stuff will greet the students on the first day is up to the various school districts’ budgets.

Here is a description of one of the boards, for example. The Numonics Digital Presentation Markerboard above connects to the teacher’s PC and projector and helps her conduct interactive, engaging lessons. She can use images from her PC and access computer applications directly from the whiteboard. The teacher simply touches the electronic multimedia pen to the board surface and draws or takes notes to save later. Presumably in some cases, students will have a small version of the board and/or a laptop on his or her desk on which they can save presentation data. Teachers can tap the icons to use the pre-loaded presentation tools. The durable hard Formica surface has a matte finish that prevents hot spots. This interactive markerboard is incredibly simple to set up and is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems. It includes a cordless electromagnetic pen. The board above is 63.3″ x 45.6″ and sells for about $1,400.

But just the fact that schools are now concentrating on math and science should give this country a huge step forward for the years to come. Maybe we can even catch up with Finland who lead the world in this area. Of course there is one thing Finland does that we neglect. That is concentrating our schools on learning, not playing.

Currently, American High Schools are structured to have student athletic teams, cheerleaders, performing bands and choral groups, and student body officers with dances, assemblies and a lot of wasteful fluff that could be eliminated to make American schools academically competitive.
Our schools should not be training grounds for Major League Baseball, The NFL and the NBA. Who cares if we don’t field the best track and field team in the world, have the best swimmers, skiers, runners, and players of all sports? Schools are for learning and math and science is of paramount importance

>Math And Science Take Center Stage

>WHITE BOARDS
By Don White
A couple of weeks ago I wrote how Barak Obama had overlooked science and math in American schools and said the important thing was to learn a foreign language. When he comes home from his expensive campaign trip to Europe, Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan he will probably say we should all learn Arabic.

Cooler minds across party lines in America have laughed off this pretender’s patois and are going forward with tuition free public charter schools that teach science and math. Soon they will speak the jargon of the educated scientist, instead of someone off the streets or that of a certain junior senator when he returns to his Illinois electorate for donations.

Orlando, Florida is one of those areas of enlightenment. They call them Orlando Science Schools (6-12) grades…”serving greater minds.” You can get details at http://www.OrlandoScience.org and if you have a school child you may want to hop right on it because limited spots are available for the 08-09 school year. I’m sure that’s the case throughout the country where these charter schools are springing forth faster than beefsteak tomatoes on a vine.

These schools are this country’s answer to America’s critics who say we are in decline, that we don’t have enough scientists and mathematicians to carry us into the new age of scientific achievement and beyond. Their goal is to ensure that students develop the skills needed for the long learning. The academic environment is designed to promote high expectations of each student in pursuit of high excellence through participation in many competitions and contests, including:

· Science Olympiad
· Math Olmpiad
· Spelling Bee
· Geo Bee
· Odyssey of the Mind
· Science Fair and more

Here’s an example of the emphasis these kids will get. Orlando Science Middle School will use a variety of student assessments to evaluate teaching and learning processes and to improve the school environment on a consistent basis which includes:

· State assessment programs
· Locally-developed unit tests
· Classroom-based assessments
· School wide competitions

Schools are heralding the advent of what they call “21st Century Classrooms.” Orlando’s science middle school will have classrooms with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems to serve the students better with the help of technology. What are they?

Students can do a lot of things interactively with Smart Boards. These Numonics Digital boards and Quarte’s IdeaShare Interactive Markerboard. are for connecting to the PC given each student in the special school. The teacher can digitally projector the material she has developed for use any program on your computer while standing at the board. Students will be able to see the material up close, work with concepts, work problems and use such accessories as portable tablets, board stands and extra interactive cordless pens. How much of this high-tech stuff will greet the students on the first day is up to the various school districts’ budgets.

Here is a description of one of the boards, for example. The Numonics Digital Presentation Markerboard above connects to the teacher’s PC and projector and helps her conduct interactive, engaging lessons. She can use images from her PC and access computer applications directly from the whiteboard. The teacher simply touches the electronic multimedia pen to the board surface and draws or takes notes to save later. Presumably in some cases, students will have a small version of the board and/or a laptop on his or her desk on which they can save presentation data. Teachers can tap the icons to use the pre-loaded presentation tools. The durable hard Formica surface has a matte finish that prevents hot spots. This interactive markerboard is incredibly simple to set up and is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems. It includes a cordless electromagnetic pen. The board above is 63.3″ x 45.6″ and sells for about $1,400.

But just the fact that schools are now concentrating on math and science should give this country a huge step forward for the years to come. Maybe we can even catch up with Finland who lead the world in this area. Of course there is one thing Finland does that we neglect. That is concentrating our schools on learning, not playing.

Currently, American High Schools are structured to have student athletic teams, cheerleaders, performing bands and choral groups, and student body officers with dances, assemblies and a lot of wasteful fluff that could be eliminated to make American schools academically competitive.

Our schools should not be training grounds for Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA. Who cares if we don’t field the best track and field team in the world, have the best swimmers, skiers, runners, and players of all sports? Schools are for learning and math and science is of paramount importance