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Post by Stingx » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:45 am

Patrick31337 wrote:Do you take 11, fifty-minute classes during a single school day.
9 hours of school? :?
Patrick31337 wrote:Thought for the day: Fifth graders in Tennessee are today studying (and learning) the same things in math that I learned in 8th and 9th grades. 9th graders are doing things I didn't do until 11th and 12th grade. Never underestimate our public schools.
Exactly. The same time I'm doing trig, younger kids will have a head start by 2 years. This is esp. true with algebra and ap geometry. I dont like how the U.S. education system is being changed; I mean it's hard enough as it is at high school level. And I personally don't think its mentally healthy as the human mind doesn't fully develop until the mid twenties.

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If we drink our drinks, why can't we food our foods?

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Post by Greenhorn » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:41 am

We are but dust specs zooming around the universe, and we all will cease to be one day.

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Post by iqmal_97 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:17 am

Patrick31337 wrote:Do you take 11, fifty-minute classes during a single school day, or-
Stingx wrote:9 hours of school?
That's what I went through as a student of a National School. Starts at 7:30 a.m with a morning assembly. Recess starts at 10:10 and ends at 10:30. Studying stops at 1:30 so that we would pray Zuhur ('tis a Muslim majority school, you see) and then ends at 2:30 p.m. Usually there's extra afternoon classes that starts at 3:30 and ends at 5:00 in the evening.

During Fridays when male Muslims have Friday prayers, school time is cut short and ends at 12:30 p.m. Afternoon classes may or may not resume after it is done, depends on the teacher.

My home is quite a walk away from the school, so I usually pack lunch and eat within the school premises. Or you could also ride a motorcycle and have lunch at the nearby town center.

Looking back, it's a bit grueling when I look at it again as a high school graduate. But you get used to it, esp. if you know you'll have to face one of the most important exams of your life as a Malaysian citizen.

In fact, countless of times I have slept during Physics class or while listening to afternoon Friday sermons because my mind was trying to extract every ounce of rest it can get.
Patrick31337 wrote:Thought for the day: Fifth graders in Tennessee are today studying (and learning) the same things in math that I learned in 8th and 9th grades. 9th graders are doing things I didn't do until 11th and 12th grade. Never underestimate our public schools.
Completely agree. When I was in primary school, Geography and History are unheard of, instead we study this subject called Kajian Tempatan, roughly translated as Local Studies. Also the Ministry of Education is trying to embrace (perhaps too hard) the HOTS (high order thinking skills) format, which if you don't educate your pupils to be open minded from the get go, the said student will have many obstacles to overcome.

tl;dr
  • My school days we're packed, to my discontempt
  • MoE is making older fashioned teachers and students struggle to adapt to a new kind of learning format
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Post by Neocon » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:37 pm

I'm wondering if teachers in Malaysia import their maths from your southern neighbors in Singapore. American math students in the lower grades learn "Singapore Math", which is supposed to have been adapted from the methods of teaching mathematics in Singapore.

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Post by Skyline » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:18 pm

I have this almost-overwhelming urge to take my We Scar-L and shoot down all the icicles hanging from my neighbour's roof.

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Post by Barr » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:02 am

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Skyline wrote:I have this almost-overwhelming urge to take my We Scar-L and shoot down all the icicles hanging from my neighbour's roof.

If you do, throw snow on the area where the ice should fall.

I broke two basement windows when ice came crashing down.
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Post by NightRaven » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:37 am

Patrick31337 wrote:I'm wondering if teachers in Malaysia import their maths from your southern neighbors in Singapore. American math students in the lower grades learn "Singapore Math", which is supposed to have been adapted from the methods of teaching mathematics in Singapore.
Meanwhile... ImageThis is my legit result slip. Thought: How to socialise with others without being awkward? :/

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Post by Neocon » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:02 am

NightRaven wrote:Thought: How to socialise with others without being awkward? :/
Based on those grades, not trying to speak to them in "higher Chinese" (how do you make Chinese higher?) would be a good start.
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Post by Stingx » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:57 am

Patrick31337 wrote:
NightRaven wrote:Thought: How to socialise with others without being awkward? :/
Based on those grades, not trying to speak to them in "higher Chinese" (how do you make Chinese higher?) would be a good start.
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Post by VNAF ONE » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:48 pm

Not only do you limit your potential to society, you also block yourself from achieving a higher level of intelligence by using your time ineffectively when you could learn new.

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Post by Neocon » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:06 pm

I just read an article about a school that decided to stop giving homework. I've read other articles that all said the research proves that traditional homework does not improve learning, but also said cutting out all traditional homework would make parents think the teachers were not teaching. In other words, without homework as visual evidence of the child learning things in school, parents would assume the child sits still all day doing nothing.

Thought of the day: GOOD TEACHERS GET THE TEACHING DONE IN CLASS! Now, go read a book and expand your brain.

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Post by Copperhead » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:18 am

Thought of the day: Men have nipples, but why? (I never said it was a great thought)
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Post by Greenhorn » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:34 am

@Copperhead
Because they are actually mind control transmitters cleverly designed to not arouse suspicion. The female variants are designed with feeding in mind to further disguise their actual purpose of relaying your thoughts to the super secret organization which no one ever knows about, the Illumernerty. They also tracked your thought on nipples and are currently sending men in black to silence us because we know too much.

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Post by Stingx » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:26 am

Maybe to give transgender people a reason? Jk.
I was told it was supposed to keep the integrity of the genetic structure when passed to offspring. But does that happen with animals?

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Post by Flake » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:22 am

Unrelated, but greenhorn, your latest signature gave the wife and I a good laugh. Bravo sir.

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Post by Neocon » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:28 pm

Thought of the day: Be safe and wear an aluminum foil under shirt.

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Post by Flake » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:25 am

I don't understand...
I am an accountant working full-time (and some). I'm not here as often as I would like to be. Send a message if you need me. There are a few people in the community who can get in contact with me urgently if you need - don't be afraid to ask. I just don't check here as frequently as I used to. Sorry!

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Post by Neocon » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:04 am

It's kind of like a tin foil hat to keep out the mind control waves that are aimed above your neck.

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Post by Ace Lord » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:14 am

Thought of the day: Mario has to be the most athletic video game character...he's a fat, Italian plumber who can run for longer distances than any Tier 1 operative ever could.
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