he said the program uses “fuzzy math,” substituting letters for numbers in some examples.What?
Does he mean algebra? How can he not know about algebra and be a senator at the same time? Or is the objection because algebra was invented by a Mooslum?
If so, nobody tell him that the numerals (the ones that aren't creepy weird math letters) are Arabic too, or he'll have a conniption. Or he'll insist we all use good old Roman numerals, I suppose, but it could make long division a bit harder, not to mention anything that used to have a zero in it.
And FGS don't tell him that there is a type of math called Fuzzy Math and it has letters in it, not to mention a slew of things that aren't either letters or numerals, and therefore surely must be the work of the Devil.
“It [Common Core] got hijacked by Washington, by the federal government,” said Melvin, a candidate for governor, and “as a conservative Reagan Republican I’m suspect about the U.S. Department of Education in general, but also any standards that are coming out of that department.”
Suspicious, not suspect, you illiterate doofus.
This is more like it: Recent storms have scoured the sand from beaches in Wales, revealing a 5000 year old forest that had been gradually drowned in wet peat and ended up preserved under the beach.
(pictures are from news reports)
When I was a kid I used to read books about the wonders of the world and always wished I lived in the days when the sea receded to reveal long lost structures, or lakes gave up drowned buildings. Due to climate change, I guess, those days are back.
The oldest hominid footprints in Britain were revealed just a couple of weeks ago, when the sand receded to uncover a preserved stretch of silt containing 800,000 year old footprints. That's long before modern humans, or even Neanderthals, were out hunting on the shores. And did those feet in ancient time, indeed.
A couple walking on their land in Northern California found that their particular ground had receded to reveal - $10,000,000 worth of gold coins. Which they can keep, apparently. This country must not have "treasure trove" laws.