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Roman numerals, anyone? Poll suggests bias against Arabic numerals

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[FONT=open_sansregular]When[/FONT] CivicScience[FONT=open_sansregular], a Pittsburgh-based market research firm, polled more than 3,200 Americans on the issue of mathematics instruction last week, 56% of the respondents said Arabic numerals should not be taught in American schools; 29% said it should be part of the curriculum, while 16% offered no opinion.[/FONT]
How dumb can people be? NOTE: America has been using Arabic numerals since......... um, since before the founding of America. LOL.

Roman numerals, anyone? Poll suggests bias against Arabic numerals | TribLIVE.com
 

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I don't know about y'all, but I count in American.
 

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This is the 3rd or 4th thread on the same topic ... :lamo
I didn't see the others, but I checked just now, and this is the only one in breaking news Mainstream Media. You can join the conversation, or you can leave. The choice is yours.
 

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I didn't see the others, but I checked just now, and this is the only one in breaking news Mainstream Media. You can join the conversation, or you can leave. The choice is yours.

"Breaking News" ... :lamo

See post #5
 

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Reminds me of when the Man Show circulated a petition among females to "End Woman's Suffrage" and how enthusiastic those ladies were about signing it.
 

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This is the 3rd or 4th thread on the same topic ... :lamo
Surely you mean the IIIrd or IVth thread on the same topic, Barnacle? :mrgreen:
 
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Is our children learning?
 

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These are the same people who are going to vote!
 

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Onion piece?

Too bizarre.
Chicago Tribune. Got any opinion on the matter, or are you just here to bait and troll? If you have an opinion, I'd like to hear it.
 

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Surely you mean the IIIrd or IVth thread on the same topic, Barnacle? :mrgreen:
Today's contest - IM LIVID = ? in Arabic

Winner receives a virutal XCIX cent cigar.
 
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أنا غاضب. ;)

Do I win the 99 cent cigar?
I assume that's accurate, and I quoted it to see how many 'letters.' Fascinating seeing a language in a different form. Even deleting the 'letters' one at a time doesn't work normally - I guess the system deletes from right to left like it's read. Pretty interesting to be as ignorant as I am about a major language..... :(
 

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How dumb can people be? NOTE: America has been using Arabic numerals since......... um, since before the founding of America. LOL.

Roman numerals, anyone? Poll suggests bias against Arabic numerals | TribLIVE.com
LOL.

These people are obviously smart enough to know that you shouldn't send your children to university. Wouldn't want them getting indoctrinated by a socialist.

I hope they do the next poll on algebra. :) Pretty soon Americans will be marching in the streets, demanding schools quit teaching "Muslim Math."
 
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