August22014

Eckenrechnen

I’ve been trying to do the statistics for my dissertation today. Which reminded me of dyscalculia and maths anxiety. Which reminded me of

ECKENRECHNEN

I don’t know if this is a thing in schools outside of Germany but it seems to be a common experience for most German children who ever went to primary school. And I just realized it’s sort of really shitty. Here’s how it works (if there’s an English word for this, tell me!):

It’s played by four children, each standing in a corner of the classroom. Then the teacher asks maths questions. The student who shouts the right answer the fastest gets to move to the next corner. Once they’ve gone through all four corners, they can go back to their seat.

Guess who was the idiot who always ended up still in the first corner while everybody else was already back in their seats. And it didn’t matter how long it was going to take, I still had to solve four maths questions before it was over. Which is really easy when you black out the minute you hear a number and also are so nervous by that time that you don’t even hear the questions anymore.

And I sort of wonder, what teachers are thinking when they do this (because apparently it’s still a thing 20 yrs later)? I mean, I know some teachers are just sadistic assholes but a lot really seem to think this is a super fun, playful way to teach children maths. It’s so obviously really really bad and not educational at all (unless you want to teach embarrassment) but it’s still popular among teachers. I don’t… get it?

August12014

callmeraven13:

chaoticfangurl:

birdworlds:

Owning a Raven is a lot of work, in America African Ravens & crows are legal to own. I’ve interacted with companion ravens before and they are fantastic. Seeing this incredible bird free flying and playing in the air while knowing he is keeping his eye on us and will come back.

I MUST ASK YOU QUESTIONS… RATHER ODDLY SPECIFC QUESTIONS.

rAVENS ON MY DASHBOARD?

YES

(via karalianne)

9PM
lowoncliches:

toronjas:

I JUST SAW THIS ON FACEBOOK O M G

So let me get this straight: Everytime you fuck after marriage, Jesus/God (??) fucks with you?

I think it’s every time you fuck. They aren’t wearing rings as far as I can tell.

lowoncliches:

toronjas:

I JUST SAW THIS ON FACEBOOK
O M G

So let me get this straight: Everytime you fuck after marriage, Jesus/God (??) fucks with you?

I think it’s every time you fuck. They aren’t wearing rings as far as I can tell.

9PM
9PM
toronjas:

I JUST SAW THIS ON FACEBOOK O M G

toronjas:

I JUST SAW THIS ON FACEBOOK
O M G

(via werlicnessebaeddon)

9PM

phoneus:

why does… everyone act like they <3 mentally ill people but when they show symptoms of their illness its like.. Woah now you have fucked up big time we hate you

(via werlicnessebaeddon)

8PM

this is the the greatest thing ive ever read

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BUT WAITimage

…it gets better

(Source: superwholocknonsense, via klosetoasommermaerchen)

8PM

dogapult:

appropriate white culture. dance offbeat at the club. scream at your barista when she doesn’t put enough splenda in your latte. clap at the movie theater when the credits roll. put your child on a leash.

(via wretchedoftheearth)

10AM
July312014
dill:

birdandmoon:

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

"avian dinosaurs KISSING"

dill:

birdandmoon:

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

"avian dinosaurs KISSING"

(via kiehlmanniac)

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