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Should Arabic Numerals Be Taught in Schools?

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Lots of places aren't even teaching cursive writing in English.

I think it would be a great idea for everybody to learn a foreign language or two at a very young age what it's easier. Probably Spanish French Japanese Chinese and Arabic would be useful.

WSS

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1 hour ago, Westside Steve said:

Lots of places aren't even teaching cursive writing in English.

I think it would be a great idea for everybody to learn a foreign language or two at a very young age what it's easier. Probably Spanish French Japanese Chinese and Arabic would be useful.

WSS

 

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it has it's upside. I learned arabic numerals in school, and I can tell a muslim terrorist in every movie I watch.

Even on the news.

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36 minutes ago, Chemist said:

Woodpecker thinks he’s being clever.

Yes he does.  The current numbering system that has always been taught is Arabic in origin.

John Dick is trying to be cute too.  The poll is designed to trap you in making it look like you're an Islamophobe and stupid.

But only smart people like me realize that the poll could only mean the traditional Arabic numerals below. Therefore the answer is no, they shouldn't be taught. They are useless and serve no purpose.

Image result for numbers in arabic

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17 hours ago, MLD Woody said:

 

 

Woody that's what I get for not paying attention. Well done sir, well done.

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Just as long as they don’t teach us algebra.

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23 minutes ago, Canton Dawg said:

Just as long as they don’t teach us algebra.

I would bet the majority of Americans already don't know algebra

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1 hour ago, MLD Woody said:

I would bet the majority of Americans already don't know algebra

Frankly for most people I don't think it's necessary beyond the mental exercise portion of it. Like learning Shakespeare.

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52 minutes ago, Westside Steve said:

Frankly for most people I don't think it's necessary beyond the mental exercise portion of it. Like learning Shakespeare.

WSS

Much much much more valuable than learning Shakespeare

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50 minutes ago, MLD Woody said:

Much much much more valuable than learning Shakespeare

Image result for calculus problems

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3 hours ago, MLD Woody said:

Much much much more valuable than learning Shakespeare

To you and others in a tiny fraction of professions.

WSS

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3 hours ago, DieHardBrownsFan said:

Image result for calculus problems

That’s actually calculus. With U substitution and trig identities. Yuck

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Finance, economics, accounting, and statistics math were enough for me. Finance math had formulas that made it seem like you were trying to put a satellite in orbit to figure out division risk in a firm. The engineering math looks brutal. 

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I loved Trigonometry. Algebra was fun.  Pre-calc was hell - hated it. I hit a wall. lol

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9 hours ago, Westside Steve said:

To you and others in a tiny fraction of professions.

WSS

No, not at all. 

There is more value in learning algebra than Shakespeare. 

Problem Solving skills and Critical Thinking need to be emphasized more. Being able to think Analytically. 

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7 minutes ago, MLD Woody said:

No, not at all. 

There is more value in learning algebra than Shakespeare. 

Problem Solving skills and Critical Thinking need to be emphasized more. Being able to think Analytically. 

apparently, that was a major fail at Mitchagin ...

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14 minutes ago, calfoxwc said:

apparently, that was a major fail at Mitchagin ...

I'll keep that in mind "guy that hit a wall in pre-calc"

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22 minutes ago, MLD Woody said:

No, not at all. 

There is more value in learning algebra than Shakespeare. 

Problem Solving skills and Critical Thinking need to be emphasized more. Being able to think Analytically. 

To someone who's thinking is limited, like yours, who doesn't understand the value of learning Shakespeare that might make sense.

WSS

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51 minutes ago, MLD Woody said:

I'll keep that in mind "guy that hit a wall in pre-calc"

Ok that was funny, but foolish...Cal is about to take you out to the woodshed.

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1 hour ago, Gorka said:

Ok that was funny, but foolish...Cal is about to take you out to the woodshed.

I had a professor once tell the class to obtain skills besides math (he didn’t discount the importance of math). He asked if we wanted to spend the rest of our lives in a room working on hard problems all day. 

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