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@abulsme tweets from 2015-10-31 (UTC)

  • 05:21:20 Alex: “Being scared is not fun, being scared is terrifying.”
  • 15:15:00 It was clear this was "why", but it is still wrong & stupid. -> Why 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Was Marked Wrong (Brett Berry) https://t.co/ia6aFcEwsp
  • 15:20:51 A) The commutative property is a key element of integer multiplication & any definition that imposes order is silly and should be rejected.
  • 15:22:01 B) No child should be penalized for having a deeper understanding of a subject than the class is supposed to have. EVER.
  • 15:24:53 If the child tries tries to use the commutative property somewhere it doesn’t apply, fine, mark that wrong. That is of course fine.
  • 15:27:04 My son is in Kindergarten & I am pretty sure he has intuitively understood the commutative property for over a year. He has talked about it.
  • 15:28:03 If he starts getting things marked wrong for that sort of thing, there will almost certainly be a teacher conference at the least. Sigh!
  • 17:07:32 Retweeted @ScottNY71 16:00:53 @abulsme Smart kid in reply to abulsme