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In what grade did you learn to....

 
 
Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 08:12 pm
Diagram a sentence?

(For me it was 7th grade. Mo is learning it from his tutor in preparation for 4th grade.)

Memorize the multiplication table?

(For me it was 2nd grade. I don't think they're going to require Mo to do it because math isn't taught that way these days, it seems.)

Learn to write in cursive?

(2nd grade again for me. Mo hasn't started this yet (going into 4th grade.)

Do dissection(s)?

(For me it was 8th grade. Mo did several/watched a few more dissections in 3rd grade.)

What age did you graduate from high school?

I'm just curious.

Thanks!

 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 08:18 pm
@boomerang,
I'm thinking fifth, but for sure in sixth.

multi tables, fourth, full speed ahead, early play with that, earlier.

cursive, probably late second

dissection? junior in high school in bio class. Later seriously in comparative anatomy/uni
Er, I studied embryology before that.
edit, my first yr in college was at a small school, where I took zoology 1A, very similar to high school

Seventeen, not eighteen until the end of october.
boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 08:30 pm
@ossobuco,
Thanks, osso!
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Eva
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 08:48 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

Diagram a sentence? 5th grade...SonofEva (getting ready to start 11th grade) has never been taught this.

(For me it was 7th grade. Mo is learning it from his tutor in preparation for 4th grade.)

Memorize the multiplication table? 4th grade...SonofEva started in 3rd grade, but it wasn't presented as a table, just facts. We used flash cards.

(For me it was 2nd grade. I don't think they're going to require Mo to do it because math isn't taught that way these days, it seems.)

Learn to write in cursive? 3rd grade...same for SonofEva.

(2nd grade again for me. Mo hasn't started this yet (going into 4th grade.)

Do dissection(s)? 9th grade biology...SonofEva did a few in elementary school.

(For me it was 8th grade. Mo did several/watched a few more dissections in 3rd grade.)

What age did you graduate from high school? 17.5, but I was among the youngest in my class. Most were 18. SonofEva will be 18.

I'm just curious.

Thanks!


ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 08:53 pm
@boomerang,
Quote:

Diagram a sentence?
I remember this being foisted on me in early middle school school. I also remember feeling it was useless. And I was right, I have never needed this skill. They do this in ESL classes (I help with) I still find it useless. I learned Spanish as a second language as an adult... I never diagrammed a sentence in Spanish and would feel quite annoyed if I had to go through such a pointless exercise.

(For me it was 7th grade. Mo is learning it from his tutor in preparation for 4th grade.)

Memorize the multiplication table?

Never. I graduated with a Physics degree (with a 3.9 GPA). I work in a high tech career. I never needed to memorize a multiplication table. This is a useless thing to foist on children. Math is a way to understand and think about problems. Memorization is the best way to ruin the creativity and discovery that are essential to mathematical thinking.

(For me it was 2nd grade. I don't think they're going to require Mo to do it because math isn't taught that way these days, it seems.)

Learn to write in cursive?

I spent a 3rd grade in a fundamentalist Baptist school. I was paddled into writing cursive. Thank goodness my parents realized how bad this experience was and pulled me out.


(2nd grade again for me. Mo hasn't started this yet (going into 4th grade.)

Do dissection(s)?

Tenth grade in school. I was in a camp that did dissection earlier.

(For me it was 8th grade. Mo did several/watched a few more dissections in 3rd grade.)

What age did you graduate from high school?

18

I'm just curious.

Thanks!

ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 08:59 pm
@Eva,
Re - dissecting before I got there in comp anat - maybe many in my class had done all that before - remember I was from a petunia school, not to mention one of three, uh, girls.

I did ok, I liked anatomy.

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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 09:32 pm
Thanks Eva and ebrown p!
ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 09:37 pm
@boomerang,
Did you mean cursive, or curses (I learned to write those in second grade)?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 09:46 pm
@boomerang,
Well seeing how you're now Australian courtesy of the Snake thread I guess you'll want to know how it worked in the antipodes.

Diagram a sentence?
Never heard that terminology - but if you're talking about breaking up a sentence into subjects and predicates et al - then 5th

Memorize the multiplication table?
Pretty sure this was 3rd and 4th - how grateful I am in retrospect.

Learn to write in cursive?
Started in 3rd, but I still haven't got it write (intended)

Do dissection(s)?
7th

What age did you graduate from high school?
17
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:01 pm
@hingehead,
Diagram a sentence? [What hingehead said]
3rd or 4th grade, 5th grade (in grammar school) with the correct Latin words.

Memorize the multiplication table?
Must have been 3rd grade.

Learn to write in cursive?
1rst grade, 3rd grade with a second alternative (the "German variation" 'Sütterlin').

Do dissection?
7th or 8th grade.

What age did you graduate from high school?
20 Embarrassed (I could have done it with 18, though)
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:05 pm
Not to harp on but I looked up 'Diagram a sentence' and found http://homeworktips.about.com/od/englishhomework/ss/diagram.htm

It's pretty funny that a pedagogy that looks at the components of a sentence uses a noun as a verb. Not sure how to interface that one.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:06 pm
@ebrown p,
Quote:
Diagram a sentence?

I remember this being foisted on me in early middle school school. I also remember feeling it was useless. And I was right, I have never needed this skill. They do this in ESL classes (I help with) I still find it useless. I learned Spanish as a second language as an adult... I never diagrammed a sentence in Spanish and would feel quite annoyed if I had to go through such a pointless exercise.


You've got that right, Brown.

People who do this to ESLs are not teachers. They are drifters, there to rake in money for doing nothing.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:09 pm
Thanks hingehead and Walter!

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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:11 pm
@hingehead,
Quote:

It's pretty funny that a pedagogy that looks at the components of a sentence uses a noun as a verb. Not sure how to interface that one.


Any noun can be verbed.
Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:12 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

Diagram a sentence?

Maybe 7th grade.

Memorize the multiplication table?

2nd or 3rd grade. Not sure.

Learn to write in cursive?

3rd grade

Do dissection(s)?

Never
What age did you graduate from high school?

16

I'm just curious.

Thanks!


hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:20 pm
@ebrown p,
Quote:
Any noun can be verbed.


Pffft!

I was just frustrationing that the other day.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:39 pm
@hingehead,
Quote:

I was just frustrationing that the other day.


Cool... you made a verb into a noun back into a verb. I think that there is what is known as reverberation.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 06:50 am
@Roberta,
Thanks, Roberta!

Do you find that sentence diagramming skills are useful in your career?
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 06:57 am
@boomerang,
Diagram a sentence? Never, although we did talk about it in sixth grade
Memorize the multiplication table? Third was standard at my school.
Learn to write in cursive? Third
Do dissection(s)? Sixth
What age did you graduate from high school? Just before turning 18.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 08:02 am
@boomerang,
Diagram a sentence: Seventh grade. But that was just an hour of the teacher talking about it. He may have assigned one homework on it, but there was never a test.
Memorize the multiplication table: Second grade.
Learn to write in cursive: Never.
Do dissections: You mean on an animal? I think we dissected a fish in seventh grade.
Graduate from high school: At 19. (German gymnasiums, my branch of the high school system, run for 13 grades rather than 12. Many of them still do.)
 

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