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Old July 10th, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Old July 10th, 2011, 09:42 PM
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Re: Why USA will always need foreign workers with Math skills

Here is an interesting article explaining why Mathematics education in America is not giving results as expected.

Lockhart's Lament (PDF file)

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Re: Why USA will always need foreign workers with Math skills

This is a true story

Place : outskirts of Nagpur
Year : 2011

In this region, in a maths test, everyone got 23 x 19 = ? wrong. Rather than 437, they wrote 419 (many people). Upon this being brought to the notice of Shringarey, he decided to investigate. He found that the "tables book", containing the tables, supplied by govt was wrong.

Mr. Shringarey bitterly cribbed to a Mr Uptil, a field man. Mr. Uptil went to a a local school. He pointed the error to the headmistress. His tone was chiding.

The headmistress turned back to Mr Uptil and shouted "First you jokers decide - decide once and for all what 23 x 19 is - and then talk! You people are confusing the studends!!"
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This is a true story

Place : outskirts of Nagpur
Year : 2011

In this region, in a maths test, everyone got 23 x 19 = ? wrong. Rather than 437, they wrote 419 (many people). Upon this being brought to the notice of Shringarey, he decided to investigate. He found that the "tables book", containing the tables, supplied by govt was wrong.

Mr. Shringarey bitterly cribbed to a Mr Uptil, a field man. Mr. Uptil went to a a local school. He pointed the error to the headmistress. His tone was chiding.

The headmistress turned back to Mr Uptil and shouted "First you jokers decide - decide once and for all what 23 x 19 is - and then talk! You people are confusing the studends!!"
kya fek raha hai shring.
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kya fek raha hai shring.
table feink rahe shing-a-ling jiske paanv(legs) thode dheelay hain...feel free to bid...
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kya fek raha hai shring.
Hahahaha. Wait. Sooner or later it will come in the press. The issue is too widespread to ignore. Wait dear, wait.
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Hahahaha. Wait. .................... Wait dear, wait.
itna wait kiya to koi aur uthaa ke le jaayegaa table...
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Hahahaha. Wait. Sooner or later it will come in the press. The issue is too widespread to ignore. Wait dear, wait.
I dont believe it. I believe in press even less.

how you connected to nagpur incident? why it come to you?
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This is a true story

Place : outskirts of Nagpur
Year : 2011

In this region, in a maths test, everyone got 23 x 19 = ? wrong. Rather than 437, they wrote 419 (many people). Upon this being brought to the notice of Shringarey, he decided to investigate. He found that the "tables book", containing the tables, supplied by govt was wrong.

Mr. Shringarey bitterly cribbed to a Mr Uptil, a field man. Mr. Uptil went to a a local school. He pointed the error to the headmistress. His tone was chiding.

The headmistress turned back to Mr Uptil and shouted "First you jokers decide - decide once and for all what 23 x 19 is - and then talk! You people are confusing the studends!!"
Cool! This one is a modern version of shiva dhanushya episode which Ram broke in Sita swayamvar. A school inspector visits the school:

Inspector: Who broke Shiva dhanushya?

Student: I didn't; I wasn't even here in the school until now.

Teacher: Yes, he did not; he sits on his dads bidi shop in the mornings and just came.

Principal: Well, whatever it is, the school will pay the damages and let's be done with it and head for chai pani.
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Re: Why USA will always need foreign workers with Math skills

Big Deal.

There are 4 stages of work

1. Thinking about getting the work done
2. Thinking about how to get the work done
3. Actually doing the work
4. Recognizing that work was done

The USA excels in 1 & 4.
India excels in 2 & 3.
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Cha, the answer is 20. There is a big long board (as shown in the figure). If you cut it at any point with a saw, it is going to produce two pieces of boards, which is going to take 10 minutes ... So if you want to make another cut, regardless of how many pieces you get, it is going to be 10 extra minutes ... I dont see how it could be 15 minutes ...
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Cha, the answer is 20. There is a big long board (as shown in the figure). If you cut it at any point with a saw, it is going to produce two pieces of boards, which is going to take 10 minutes ... So if you want to make another cut, regardless of how many pieces you get, it is going to be 10 extra minutes ... I dont see how it could be 15 minutes ...
my bad ... it is the bad teacher that did not get his/her Math right ...
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my bad ... it is the bad teacher that did not get his/her Math right ...
we do have some tubelights here... and I was thinking I was the only one
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Cha, the answer is 20. There is a big long board (as shown in the figure). If you cut it at any point with a saw, it is going to produce two pieces of boards, which is going to take 10 minutes ... So if you want to make another cut, regardless of how many pieces you get, it is going to be 10 extra minutes ... I dont see how it could be 15 minutes ...
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yeh kya quechhan hai???iska koi jawaab bhi hai???I mean this is like asking how much is too much..

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yeh information question ke saath Marie ka munhbola baap dega??

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abb bolo kitni der lagegii gyaan singh dhyaaniyos of echarcha??
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