This is the second post in our new, Teaching New Dogs Old Trigs/Tricks series. This one, suggested by a reader, is another trig one, with the final part related to our first TNDOT post. It is from the 1913 Victorian Matric Trigonometry Honours Exam. Here it is:
I’ll get back to the anti-festive posts in the near future: there’s plenty of whacking on the to-do-soon list. But for now, while still digesting the Christmas feast as well as recovering from a cold or the plague or whatever, here’s a quick puzzle post. Continue reading “Teaching New Dogs Old Trigs”
This one, which has been discussed a bit here, comes from the 2023 NHT Methods Exam 2. It is a little strange. There are aspects of the question we like, or at least there are some interesting ideas underlying the question. Nonetheless there is no shortage of crap, and so here we are.
This is not an old one. It is from the 2019 Specialist Exam 2 and comes courtesy of student PURJ, who previously contributed to the discussion here. PURJ noted one, glaring, issue with the question below and its grading, but we think there are other issues as well. As with our previous WitCH, we’ll semi-update with excerpts from the examination report once people have had a chance to ponder and to comment.
Yet another old one, from the 2010 Specialist Exam 2 (CAS). We’ll look to semi-update with excerpts from the examination report once people have had a chance to comment. (Readers are of course free to peek at the examination report, anytime they so wish.)
We had planned to not write about this one, dearly hoping it would quietly fade away. That was never going to happen, however, and, having made The Washington Post and the like, there’s now no purpose in not writing about it.
A few days ago, an American schoolteacher went through what was apparently her standard trigonometry routine, donning a fake Indian headdress and chanting SOHCAHTOA as a war dance, or whatever. Yes, the schoolteacher is from another era and, quite possibly, another planet. This year, however, a Native American kid in the class filmed her and then gave permission for the video to be posted on Instagram, where it appeared complete with a campaign speech, and school name and contacts. The snowball then did what snowballs do, the teacher has been suspended and so forth.
It is interesting times when a member of the Hitlerjugend is almost universally portrayed as the victim.