Monthly Archives: January 2009

Species and Genus

Tonight we went through the next two chapters of Basic Arithmetic (see Ability to Classify for the previous two).  We were confronted with the question, how do we group animals together? The style of the exercises forces one to such a conclusion, as they first try to get us to group animals together without knowledge […]

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StackOverflow answers your programming questions

Today I discovered a nice service for getting quick answers to programming questions. I had come across StackOverflow.com before, but I actually had a question to ask now so I signed up and asked it. Within an hour, I had some responses, and in two hours I had many possible answers that would all work for […]

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The ability to classify things

I just completed the first two chapters of the unit “Classification”. This forms part of the entry-level text Basic Arithmetic, part of the educational program Preparation for Social Action (PSA) from FUNDAEC. According to the instructions for the tutor, this unit provides students with the opportunity to develop further the fundamental capability of classifying things. Why […]

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