Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Curves

An governmental education officer told my brother (the teacher) that the line connecting the dots on a graph of grades cannot be called a "Regression curve" anymore, as it is too negative. Instead it shall be called a "Progression curve" - a much more positive name, and guaranteed to make teachers of mathematics cry into their beer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, and I suppose the teachers will be able to demonstrate it on their 'whiteboards'. Can't refer to anything black in the classroom or it might be considered racist!!

IMHO PC and the nanny state has got to the point of ridiculousness and our children will likely suffer as a result. (Kat)

Tom Reynolds said...

True enough, but they aren't called 'whiteboards' either. Instead they are called 'Marker boards', because you use marker pens on them.

Anonymous said...

Lol, apologies if I've offended those of pale colour who may be affected by my uncensored use of the word (whispering quietly)...white ;-)
(Kat aka EveTempted)