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*To*: mailing list <tft@brainiac.com>*Subject*: RE: (TFT) Excerpts from the Dark Lords diary*From*: David Michael Grouchy II <david_michael_grouchy_ii@hotmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 16:16:43 -0600*In-reply-to*: <20090109113706.3143cd5a.jh@brainiac.com>*References*: <20090108.175611.16563.0@webmail03.vgs.untd.com> <BLU129-W126120BB67821A46F7E7D9F4DD0@phx.gbl> <20090109113706.3143cd5a.jh@brainiac.com>*Reply-to*: tft@brainiac.com*Sender*: tft-admin@brainiac.com

> David Michael Grouchy II <david_michael_grouchy_ii@hotmail.com> wrote: > > As far as discoveries go I have developed a childrens game on the inner four > > planets. > > I'm a huge fan of space games, and I'd be very interested to see this! > Joe, By childrens game, I mean a specific point in their mathmatics education in school. My parents were taught logic as an outgrowth of geometry. My generation was taught geometry, but only as an exercise in memorizing and regurgitating postulates and theorms. Math teachers could be fired for teaching geometry as the foundation of logic. Where the entire system could be built from five simple rules. The current generation is not even taught how to carry the remainder in long division. An example. 80 divided by 8 = The accptable answers are 9, or 10, or 11 clusters. The kids are told if they want a precise answer to just use a calculator. They are not taught to carry the remainders. Math is taught now as more a broad brush, and as an understanding of relative size. Not as a tool for precision. And the latest development portends that the future will have a new definition for a final answer. Instead of reducing everything to it's decimal format say 1/4 = 0.25, the final answer will be in the fraction form, or 1/4. So a 365 day year with leap years every four could be listed as 365 1/4, not 365.25 I felt that 365 1/4 doesn't convey the sense that the orbital period of earth is the result of the interaction of processes. So I use the most accurate two digit fractions I could to generate them in all combinations from the first power through ^9th, and every single orbital period has the most accurate solution with a ^2 formula. Hence Kepler and Newton were right (we already knew that) and now I can speak on Kepler and Newton in the language of the "new math". Instead of the format I showed Jay in the previous post (1/9 +19)^2 = 365.23457 I reduce it to a complete fraction for the kids. ( 172 / 9 )^2 = 365.23457 Though in their case 172/9 squared is the "answer" for earth's orbital period. Creating a solar system of gods who can jump from planet to planet, fight, and jump between the moons, this number becomes just something they use without thinking about it. I hope this is enough to satisfy your curiosity for now. David Michael Grouchy II _________________________________________________________________ Windows Live: Keep your life in sync. http://windowslive.com/explore?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_t1_allup_explore_012009 ===== Post to the entire list by writing to tft@brainiac.com. Unsubscribe by mailing to majordomo@brainiac.com with the message body "unsubscribe tft"

**References**:**Re: (TFT) Excerpts from the Dark Lords diary***From:*"maou_tsaou1@netzero.net" <maou_tsaou1@netzero.net>

**RE: (TFT) Excerpts from the Dark Lords diary***From:*David Michael Grouchy II <david_michael_grouchy_ii@hotmail.com>

**Re: (TFT) Excerpts from the Dark Lords diary***From:*Joe Hartley <jh@brainiac.com>

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