Day 18 of High School in Five Months, radicals, and health care (or the lack thereof…)

Health care, as a look at New Zealand, Canada, or any European Union country will attest, is a crucial part of the infrastructure of any democratic nation.   So, universal health care is not so very radical an idea, unlike exponents, which are indeed, quite radical.  In the inverse.

Day 18 Lesson plan
Capitalizing (Use CHROME browser for this site)
Exponents, part 2
The Radical Square Root!!
Day 18 ExitSlips

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Jan, 2021 CE = Jan 12021 HE

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34 thoughts on “Day 18 of High School in Five Months, radicals, and health care (or the lack thereof…)

  1. Nice piece, and shared information. Critical thinking is something that should be taught at a very young age. Unfortunately lacking, at least as far as I can see. Perhaps you know more, being an educator. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Schingle: it is lacking, all across the US, unfortunately. Critical thinking is one of those skills that has not been emphasized in our public education system, and you are right, I believe, to think that it ought to be taught starting at a very young age, absolutely.

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    1. Indeed it is, Denise. Thank you for pointing this out: the pandemic has shown more of the gaps in our system that many of us have been trying to talk about for years, but have been ignored. Now, these flaws can no longer be ignored.

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  2. Since many people use the libraries for computer access and with libraries close, the computers are no longer accessible in rural areas, sometimes parents drive their kids to a library parking lot so that they can use the free wifi access to do school work. What if the kids do not have computers or tablets to use the wifi on?

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    1. Thank you, Quips!
      Exactly my question.
      Many places are providing free smartphones, but those devices often do not allow full or correct access to applications for learning, and often apparently (according to an article I read recently) even to medical appointment-making s/w either.
      Access to better devices and to wifi, not to mention food, clothing, and even shelter, for those kids whose parents do not have cars, as was part of my problem in High School, and for those kids without parents, as many kids also have to deal with.

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        1. Oh!
          Sorry: that was our id number (or was it our rifle id number?) we had to yell as we punched the wall before doing an about face and bracing up, when told to ‘hit a bulkhead’ by an upperclassman.
          I can’t believe that it still comes so automatically to mind sometimes, 30 years later! (1988? doesn’t seem that long ago…)

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    1. Youth?! LOL! I guess I’ve never felt young, or old, really.
      No, I did not owe any time, though I found out later, when I got my DD214, that I was still on reserve status for several months, and could have been sent to the fleet as late as the summer of 1989, apparently.
      What we heard back then was that only 2nd classmen and firsties owed duty if they left, after “2 for 7 day,” when the 2nd classmen start Academic Year.

      So for us, at the start of Ac. Year in the fall of 1988, that was “2 for 7 day” for the class of ’90, bunch of guys with a very poor reputation, especially in 2nd company, for having managed to get rid of most of the few women in their class almost immediately, so the scuttlebut went.

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        1. Definitely!
          Until we have a lot more female officers in command positions, and a very different military culture.
          But it wasn’t just the issue of women being seen as WUBAs, it was also the idea that officers should be gung-ho “kill people and blow things up” types, rather than thinkers. As if the Geneva Conventions, Nuremberg trials, and the UCMJ didn’t exist.

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    2. Which is to say the once you finish your Youngster year, the second year, and begin the academic year of your third year, as a 2nd classman, you are then obligated for the last two years at the Yard, plus another 5 years out in the fleet. Thus a total of 7 years, starting in the beginning of you Junior year (I think in any of the service academies, but definitely at USNA back then, at least).


  3. Shira,
    I’m so glad you discovered me so I could discover you! I’m not terrific in math, but there are so many interesting things on your blog—valuable things for our society, I believe.

    Take care!

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    1. Thank you so much, Annie: I really appreciate your taking the time to come by and read and comment on my blog. I hope that I can help both of us to create valuable words for our society, not just with maths, but with thoughts and feelings, too, for the good of all.
      Take good care, Annie,
      Cheers, and
      Warmest Regards from San Diego, CA,

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  4. I thought the square root was the radical, not the exponent. Have I completely misremembered?

    I don’t think universal healthcare is itself a radical idea. I do think it must be recognized that healthcare resources (doctors, medications, hospital beds, appointment times, etc.) are limited and finite and any limited, finite resource will inevitably be triaged or rationed in some way. I think the current system in US is a disaster and that there are better and fairer ways to create the system, but I think that truly universal (all people, all conditions/services, without compromise to quality) without any form of rationing, is unrealistic. Still, there should be ways to improve access and reduce costs/barriers to getting care.

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    1. It’s both, actually, because radicals are merely one way of expressing fractional exponents:
      the square root of 9 is the same as
      9 raised to the 1/2 power

      The square root of a number is really that same number raised to the (a/b)th power, where a is normally equal to 1, so we never think of the radical as an exponent, but it really is, simply expressed in different form.

      And, regarding Universal Health Care, I do admit that initially some sort of rationing, as most European countries do, is needed, probably. They only allow access for legal residents, for the most part, but eventually, once we have a world-wide level of basic health care, there should be no need to keep rationing, as there would be no drive for people to migrate for economic reasons once we have a fully equitable system world-wide.

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      1. Ah, it’s coming back now! I do recall those fraction exponent. Thanks for the math refresher.

        Good points. One underappreciated point around universal health care is that universal health care and open immigration policies are somewhat at odds. I agree that the ultimate goal should be to raise the standard of living worldwide.

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        1. My pleasure, on the maths!
          Yep, I think that for anything to work here in the US, things must be better, people must be better off, everywhere else. Otherwise, there will always be problems. Especially since colonial policy, that of the USA included, helped in large part to create the problems here and abroad.

          United Fruit

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