There is a problem.
Math is hard. Math is so hard that Nicole doesn’t do it if she can help it. She hates fractions, she says.
The whole bit about science made me laugh out loud. That’s not science. That’s “look up stuff on the internet” and perhaps some “I saw this in a dog’s ear two months ago and found that this product worked well so I’ll try it.” I’ll just leave the “dog psychologist” stuff alone for now (it’s hilarious), and focus on “crazy math.”
What sort of math are we talking about? I asked a groomer about this. Oh, my god, it’s diluting shampoo and other stuff that comes in a concentrated form. It’s hard, you guys. You know, they tell you on the label that you put 2 ounces in water to make a quart and how do you do that?
I’ll tell you how to do that. You get a quart bottle. You put 2 ounces of concentrate in it. You fill it up with water and shake it a little. You’re done.
I mix milk replacer twice a day for the two boys. It’s a powder that is composed mostly of dried milk, and it dissolves pretty instantly in hot water. Because powders, like flour, can settle, and because the stuff is beyond expensive, I weigh it.
I fill each bottle about three-quarters (oh dear, that’s a scary fraction!) of the way with hot water. I weigh out exactly 7.5 (god, another fucking fraction) ounces of powder and dump it in the bottle. I put on a lid and shake it. I then fill it the rest of the way with water and add a nipple.
We’re in the process right now of weaning Boots, the normal, older bottle calf, so he’s getting 5 ounces of powder in his bottle instead of Lazarus’ 7.5. In a few days, I will drop that to about 3 ounces and half a bottle of water and then one morning, he’ll be done.
None of this is hard. I didn’t have to get any help to figure it out.
Because the difference in a 1/4” blade and a 5/8” blade is more than you would think.
No, it isn’t. It’s exactly the difference that I would think. There is 3/8″ difference between them, or 1.5 times the smaller blade. I cannot remember what grade I was in when I learned that, but from what I can find online, children in real schools learn about fractions in the fucking first grade. They start to learn about common denominators (look it up, Nicole, it will make your life easier and with a little practice, you can do them in your head) a year or two later, and then they start multiplying and dividing them.
The fact that Nicole would even write such an obvious, elementary thing just shows that she is not capable of educating anyone.
She thinks that this is an example of a child educating himself.
She doesn’t tell us which kid she’s talking about, but I can guess. He’s old enough to have a “desk.” I suspect he even has a “room” and doesn’t sleep in the loft. He should be learning trigonometry. Instead, he’s copying measurement equivalencies. She considers this “education.”
But wait. It gets worse.
Well, we weren’t wondering, but no matter.
The problem is that Nicole is telling us all about resources to learn algebra (and the meme cannot even use capital letters correctly, which doesn’t fill me with a lot of optimism), yet she has no idea at all what algebra is.
Just as an aside, I wonder if Nicole knows what a MOOC is. It’s an acronym for “massive open online course.” Guess where MOOCs come from? Wanna guess? Just guess.
Colleges. Some of them are private colleges, but a lot of them originate from (gasp!) state universities. You know, government schools.
Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information. I’d fail any student who relied on it. It’s okay and useful as a quick resource, or a starting-off point, but gee, it’s not a good place to get an education.
Nor is YouTube. There are lots of YouTube videos out there. Too many. Many of them are great and informative and even educational. But you have to be able to sift the chaff out. Nicole doesn’t even recognize chaff when it hits her right in the face.
And Khan Academy is no substitute for a real teacher who can explain stuff in real life.
In education, as in everything else, you get what you pay for. Pay nothing and you’ll get nothing.
Even that moron “Charles” (Larisa) thinks Nicole is a dumbass.
That’s not “easy” algebra. It’s not hard algebra. It’s not algebra at all. But I’ve written about this before, because Nicole seems to love that little word problem and uses it again and again without ever realizing how stupid she is.
This is why homeschooling should be be either heavily monitored and strictly regulated, or banned outright.