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Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Best of Slog: Glenn Greenwald Jokes It Up, Seafood Takes a Hit, and Hillary Clinton Has a Roller-Coaster Week

Posted by on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Murray Against Caps: Mayor Murray announced his plan for Uber and Lyft.

Does It Add Up? Cliff Mass contributed an essay on Seattle math education.

They Don't Want to Pay: These franchisers consider defeating the minimum wage increase to be their top policy priority.

That's Not the Word I'd Use to Describe It: Mark Driscoll urges Mars Hill to stay away from the internet's "shenanigans."

Not First, Not Generous: Ansel Herz keeps poking holes in the new Starbucks tuition program.

"You might as well join the party." Eli Sanders interviews Glenn Greenwald.

Hillary Clinton's Roller Coaster Week: We had good feelings about Hillary Clinton and we had bad feelings about Hillary Clinton.

Gone to Pot: Dan Savage says the Pope is not love-worthy anymore.

I'm Surprised Everyone on the City Council Is Literate: Why don't you join the Seattle City Council Book Club?

Of Prawns and Slaves: Brendan Kiley investigates how the US is responding to the prawn industry's slavery problem.

Taking the Shiro Out of Shiro's: If you're a sushi fan, Bethany Jean Clement has some bad news and some good news.

Drinking for Two: Dave Segal can't believe what he sees.

#YesAllWomen: Kelly O has some great photos from the rally.

Books Are Coming to You: It was a pretty great week to be a Seattle-area bookstore.

Screen Writer: Let's just take a moment and appreciate Kathy Fennessy's film writing, which makes Slog a better place.


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Uber and Lyft? Sounds like a pretentious art collective, i.e. SuttonBeresCuller.
Posted by dnt trust me on June 21, 2014 at 12:33 PM · Report this
Math and Math Education.

I have problems with math. Not in the sense of not being able to do it (scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC level myself). It has to do with taking "math" or calculation and making it an exclusive sport (I was also a very low ranked mathelete once as well).

We all do math all the time. The amount of processing to walk down the street and avoid a puddle easily exceeds most of the math done by most of the computers doing credit card processing on a given day. Software developers struggle to approach the ability of the brain to analyze the information coming from a human eye or ear.

So to say that people need to be taught math seems backward. We already know math, we do it all the time. Math in schools is just an explicit expression of principals in a visual language. But the implicit ability to calculate is switched on inside us, and runs day and night.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on June 21, 2014 at 1:14 PM · Report this

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