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As-Salaam-Alaikum / God's Peace be Upon You,
This Saturday, May 16, 2015, we on Critical Discourse will be honored by the presence of Dr. Shahid Muhammad, the Math Doctor, and author of How to Teach Math to Black Children.
In these challenging times, it is critical and necessary that black children be astute in the art of mathematics, the language of logic and focused, ordered reasoning.
Unfortunately, black children and black people in general, seem to have an aversion to mathematics, which is the precursor to science and engineering, professions where there aren't enough of us.
We are finding ourselves falling behind in this regard, as we engage in a form of hand-wringing, crying "foul" for example, when we (as well as Latinos) place low on Specialized High School Exams, which place heavy emphasis on math.
The question and challenge before us, becomes, "What steps must be taken to reverse this and other academic trends"?
Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus – these are building blocks to the mastery of science, engineering and logical and critical thinking.
So, stay tuned and make sure you listen and participate in this very pointed discussion, as we pledge to find real and viable solutions, in this regard.
participate in this verry pointed discussion, as we pledge to find real and viable solutions, in this regard.
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GMX teaches adults, and children how to apply reasoning in math the simple and fast way. For example, when learning the GMX five times table, here are two easy steps. Let's take 5x9=? First, find the half of the number you are multiplying by 5, which is half of 9=4.5, secondly, remove the decimal point and the answer is 45. GMX teaches times table 0-99 the fast and easy way!
RHYTHM: For example 0, 1, 2, 3, (after 0 then comes rhythmically 1 and 2, etc). This method can be applied in addition and time tables, for example, lets take the nine time tables: 9x8 =? Here are three easy steps to get the answer. First, focus on the number you are multiplying by 9, which is 8. Second, apply the rhythm technique to the number before 8, that number is 7. Third, subtract the 7 from the 9, which give us 2. The answer then is 72. Graspmatix explain more of how and why.RESTORATION: According to Dr. Yates, restoration means to bring again (reinstate) that which you have stored up for present and future use. We are restoring the first 3 principles of GMX: perception, reasoning, and rhythm. For example, 9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1=? The rhythm principle is applied in this way: 9+1=10, 8+2=10, 7+3=10, 6+4=10, then +5 (add the last number 5 to the total 40) and the answer is 45. from 1 to 9, the lowest number is 1, the highest number is 9, and the middle (center) number is 5, from the center to the highest, and/or the center to the lowest, there are four spaces, which derives the number 4. The middle number is 5. The answer is 45. In reasoning from 1 to 9, the first numeral is identified as an odd number, and the second is an even number. From 1 to 9, we have 4 even numbers and 5 odds numbers. The answer is 45.
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from the website: http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/stanza/national-poetry-month-2015
This April, millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and poets will celebrate National Poetry Month, marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. Join the celebration by requesting a free National Poetry Month poster, designed by Roz Chast, and displaying it proudly, and by using the new National Poetry Month logo to promote your poetry events. Students in grades 5-12 can engage with poetry this National Poetry Month by participating in our Dear Poet project, and teachers who want to participate with their classes can access a free Dear Poet lesson plan. On April 15, join us at Poetry & the Creative Mind at Lincoln Center and, on April 30, carry a poem and share it with others for National Poem in Your Pocket Day!
RELIGION vs MATH & SCIENCE.