Numbered Cube? Seriously??

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  1. jenflamingo1

    jenflamingo1 Gone With The Wind Girl

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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 ".
    TOO MUCH !
     
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  3. Conservative Hippie

    Conservative Hippie You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you

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    Yep.
     
  4. GAGirlInVA

    GAGirlInVA DIS Veteran

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    What was Criss Cross Applesauce replaced with? What was the issue?
     
  5. abdmom

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    It wasn't replaced by anything.

    Criss Cross Applesauce replaced something else.
     
  6. GAGirlInVA

    GAGirlInVA DIS Veteran

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    Ohhh gotcha. "Indian style." We called in "crosslegged" growing up.

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

    Curiosity satisfied. LOL
     
  7. MariDisney

    MariDisney Queen of the World

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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.
     
  8. marthachick

    marthachick Traveling Mom

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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?
     
  9. disykat

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    If we were talking about tools we use for writing or things that insulate us from the weather I would.:confused3 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.
     
  10. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

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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.
     
  11. Diznotyzed

    Diznotyzed It made Sunday Nights special

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    I recently was told that saying someone is homeless is offensive. The preferred term is "without an address".
     
  12. Disneyland1084

    Disneyland1084 OH PLEASE SOMEBODY TELL ME!

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    Absolutely ridiculous! Whoever came up with this is an idiot. What's next? Kids won't be able to call water or juice "drinks" anymore because it will encourage them to drink alcohol excessively!!!!
     
  13. NHdisneylover

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    If it is about gambling--that is just ridiculous. "A rose by any other name . . ."
    Besides which, um, HELLO, you can wager/gamble on anything, and dice are used for all kinds of non gambling games an activities (and, heck, you can even play poker with just chips as a game and not bet money--we do all the time).

    I don't like the attitude that the kids are too stupid to connect dice to possibly gambling as long as we change the name.

    I think this is as ridiculous as the gambling issue. I was a teacher and am now a parent. Teaching proper vocabulary is an important part of learning ANY lesson.

    You SHOULD be teaching the kids that a 3 sided, closed figure with all straigt sides is called a TRIANGLE.

    You SHOULD be teaching kids that a device used to measure temperature is called a THERMOMETER.

    and you SHOULD be teaching kids that a 3 dimensional item that is tossed to randomly generate a number is called a DIE.

    Defining everything by its function is cumbersome and stunts vocabulary development--I would e very annoyed to have my child in a class whose teacher did this.
     
  14. Cindy B

    Cindy B <font color=blue>Have taken some furniture polish

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    I agree. It's that academic vocabulary- Common Core strikes again!

    I don't see it as gambling either. I will say, some schools use playing cards for math games. Some teachers will just use regular playing cards- while some teachers will only use the curriculum based math cards with numbers, dots, math facts.

    I student taught with someone who was very religious and would not call them playing cards/dice either.
     
  15. Disneylover99

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    Well I'm a teacher and they are dice to me.
    And when I teach probability and I roll those dice, I just can't help myself, I have to yell out....

    "C'mon.....Lucky Number Seven!!!!!!!" :lmao:
     
  16. Aliceacc

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    In defense of the school, I bet you a dollar (sorry, I couldn't resist) that the change was the result of a complaint by someone. So, yeah, it's insane. But it's some "I pay your salary, and I want this travesty fixed" type of complaint that caused this.
     
  17. snarlingcoyote

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    Oh but gambling is a SIN! Therefore, even when the taxes paid by the casinos pay for the salaries and the new school building and let the kids have athletics. . .it is to be discouraged!

    I'm reminded of a time, years ago, when a casino wanted to donate some old computer equipment to a HS vocational program. The teacher of the program and the principal wanted the equipment. The casino wanted to donate it. (It was 0 value, as it had already been depreciated off the books.)

    The school board said no way, no how, not ever. (The fact that a good percentage of their money came from taxes the casino paid and that the casino employed many, many of the parents of kids in the schools, nonwithstanding.) Don't want be associated with gambling or promote it or even seem like we like it!

    Soooo. . .the casino put all the equipment the school wanted in a big plastic "dumpster". A casino worker whose wife taught in the school system backed up his truck and loaded the equipment that he'd found while "dumpster diving" and his wife drove it to the school. ;) If questioned, the vocational teacher and the principal could honestly say that X teacher had brought it to them, and it was some equipment that her husband had found scavenging in the trash - the casino was Not Involved.

    This, apparently, was acceptable.:rolleyes:

    ETA: I think it was in Cannery Row that Steinbeck had the madame of the local cathouse say something to the effect that every time someone in the town needed money, they came to the cathouse for donations. And because the cathouse was the cathouse, they had to donate double what all the "upstanding" industries did and expect to get no recognition. This is true of casinos today.
     
  18. FireDancer

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    Yes it is, PC going out of control. It is and always will be Indian-style.

    Rich Voss (a very funny comic) had a joke that when he was in Kindergarten and was told to sit Indian-style he grabbed a fifth of whiskey and laid in the gutter. Makes me laugh every time.
     
  19. Gumbo4x4

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    Maybe the first time. In most cases where they don't say "dice" I'd bet on some silly conference that was attended by administrators.
     
  20. NHdisneylover

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    I don't see it as a defense. I have little respect for school personnel who would cave to such silly demands and complaints--doing so only increases the odds that more nuts will come around and make more sill complaints.
     
  21. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Pluto's personal nose scratcher

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    I don't recall ever having to use dice for my children's school work.

    Also, what happens when you have a 8 sided or 20 sided die? That's no cube.
     

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