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Old 06-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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So, what if they're not cubes? Some of you are no doubt familiar with things like d4, d8, d12, d10, d20, and the more esoteric shapes.

Hmm... and what do I call my favorite d12? A number dodecahedron? What about the d20? And can I still use "d" in the abbreviation? Maybe it should be a "nc12"? Now THAT sounds disturbing!
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #17
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I was trying to help DS with his math section on probability. In the examples in his math book it kept talking about "if your rolled a number cube...." I had to ask him what the heck is a number cube? I think that is so stupid they just cant call it dice. Some times I think they change stuff around just to confuse us when we try to help them-lol.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #18
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I raised my kids in Reno, NV, heck our high school had a slot tournament as a fundraiser. Poker nights were another biggie. Every school my kids attended had cards that came from the casino's and most classrooms had retired dice. Often the name of the casino was stamped on them. Heck, some of our biggest sponsors were the local casinos, they were the only businesses with lots of money to share!

People really need to get over themselves, this is yet another example of we are getting out of hand in our attempt to be politically correct.

This was a recent article about the Portland, Oregon school district. Talk about going off the deep end. Gheesh....... we really need to get a grip http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...hes-are-racist
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #19
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Like someone else said, I'm a teacher and to my knowledge it's never been about gambling.

We call them number cubes or number generators to describe their FUNCTION. I've often called them Dice as well, because dice is a commonly used name for the tool that is used to ..... generate numbers!

Oh my, it must be a conspiracy. Schools are describing dice that are being used as learning tools by their function!

Even in Kindergarten, my students would know that if you're playing a game that needs a number generator and didn't have any dice - you could use a deck of cards. It's all about learning and understanding the functions. It's not just "teacher told us to toss these and do this!"

We get lots of dice and cards donated from local casinos and use them frequently. Why on earth would people think it's somehow "wrong" to refer to them by the function we're using them for?
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:18 PM   #21
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Too correct : A local Catholic hospital is not allowed to use the word "condom" for the item placed over ultrasound wands that are used internally . The tech told me the approved term is "probe cover ".
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:31 PM   #22
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Criss Cross Applesauce. DUMBEST. THING. EVER.
What was Criss Cross Applesauce replaced with? What was the issue?
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It wasn't replaced by anything.

Criss Cross Applesauce replaced something else.
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It wasn't replaced by anything.

Criss Cross Applesauce replaced something else.
Ohhh gotcha. "Indian style." We called in "crosslegged" growing up.

When my oldest was in preschool/kindergarten she was taught "criss cross applesauce."

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Old 06-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #26
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Like someone else said, I'm a teacher and to my knowledge it's never been about gambling.

We call them number cubes or number generators to describe their FUNCTION. I've often called them Dice as well, because dice is a commonly used name for the tool that is used to ..... generate numbers!

Oh my, it must be a conspiracy. Schools are describing dice that are being used as learning tools by their function!

Even in Kindergarten, my students would know that if you're playing a game that needs a number generator and didn't have any dice - you could use a deck of cards. It's all about learning and understanding the functions. It's not just "teacher told us to toss these and do this!"

We get lots of dice and cards donated from local casinos and use them frequently. Why on earth would people think it's somehow "wrong" to refer to them by the function we're using them for?
With all due respect do you ever tell kids to get their writing tool instead of their pencil or their weather insulator instead of their coat? I work in the schools (as a behavior analyst) and I think there is a small undercurrent of NewSpeak ala Orwel''s 1984 in some instances. If we call it something else the thinking about the thing can be changed. I don't know if there's any major dice conspiracy, but it's something to think about.
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And so if it's bad to let kids use dice because they might gamble, why do we have an education lottery?
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:36 PM   #28
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With all due respect do you ever tell kids to get their writing tool instead of their pencil or their weather insulator instead of their coat? I work in the schools (as a behavior analyst) and I think there is a small undercurrent of NewSpeak ala Orwel''s 1984 in some instances. If we call it something else the thinking about the thing can be changed. I don't know if there's any major dice conspiracy, but it's something to think about.
If we were talking about tools we use for writing or things that insulate us from the weather I would. In math, we use a "tool box" and refer to manipulative as tools.

I've never once been told not to use the term dice. I use it regularly. However, we use them as number generators, that is their function, so in the tool kit that is what they're called to help kids remember their function and to be able to use words that describe that function. A dice is a number generator. I still fail to see what the big problem is. It's all about helping the kids understand that they aren't just playing a game, they are using math in a real world context.
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I'm not buying it. A dice is a dice. What it does is not its name. I agree with the Orwellian commentator above.

I use a tool called a thermometer; not a temperature-reader.
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