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|1 day 10 hours ago||They don't||
I was not in any advanced math in high school and have gone through calc 4 in college with linear algebra thrown in there. There were plenty of kids who were in my college Calc 1 and Calc 2 classes who had taken AP calc and struggled, while my first time through was relatively easy (compared to other classes).
Advanced classes are good, but only if the student is not challenged in the lower classes. Also, algebra is very different than geometry. Struggling in geometry does not mean that one will struggle with Algebra, trig, or calc.
|1 day 12 hours ago||My calc prof at UofM||
was russian. Plumen Jacov. He could barely speak english and he was to smart to teach the class. To him, a complex calc 1 derivitive was as simple as adding two numbers. After most of the class failed the first gate exam, we asked him to go over each of the 8 problems.
He honestly was so perplexed and just said "you just derive the equations". There is a definite sweat zone between people that are too dumb to teach a subject and those that are too smart.
|1 day 12 hours ago||As an Engineer||
I felt Geometry was really boring with proofs. It felt a lot less like I was solving problems than most other of my math classes. Algebra, Calculus (1,2, and 4 not 3), and trig were all classes I liked and seemed to use.
In regards to the OP. I was motivated in math by getting frustrated in not being the top grade. This was because I was probably behind my skill level and was bored (I was in regular algebra in 9th for comparison). I also didn't really worry as much about my grades though as I really could not write until about my junior year when a teacher sat me down and gave me an outline of exactly how an argumentive paper was written. I always assumed I would go to state, but did end up getting into Michigan.
At Michigan I barely passed Chemistry (C+) and had to drop out of Woody plants as I had a 30% in the class. I ended up fine with a 3.2 GPA and an Engineering degree. Your son is getting a tough good lesson though. There are things we just are not good at, but that just pushes us to the things we are good at. For most, HS is a breaze and get a huge wakeup call at college. Good luck overall, I'm sure he will do fine wherever he ends up.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I think this is correct||
Just like all the old rock bands "final tours" he is saying his next fight will be his "final" fight to add more intrigue to it. I didn't watch the fight, but I'm guessing his next fight will not make nearly as much as this one, now that people know his fighting style.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Drink before you tweet||
You want to ensure you have your best creative juices flowing and you don't want sober rationality getting in the way.
|1 week 8 hours ago||I noticed this as well||
Brown feels he is not a finished product, and stated that that is his biggest concern with his college game. Kentucky has shown that they can recruit one/ two and dones, but I'm not sure that they develop a great deal in that system.
Beilein, on the other hand, has shown a ton of development in getting his players into the NBA. I htink his system is also more similar to what the NBA is running in regards to complexity and how it's run. Beilein also is known as a guy who improves your shot (even Stauskus'), which Brown stated was one of the parts of his game that needs improvement.
He will go to the NBA either way, and get plenty of attention either way, but I think that Michigan get's him to the next level of his own game he is trying to achieve.
He also can rest easy knowing his college career won't have an asterisk because of coach Cal's, uh, unique recruiting of other players. haha.
|1 week 8 hours ago||I sent this question to Ace (I think)||
If he were to come, Lavert, Brown, and Irvin are all similar sizes and similar skill sets. My initial guess would be that Brown and Irvin would play the 3 and 4, which would end up being pretty similar in Beilein's system, with Brown rotating to the 2 (Hardaway's spot) when Caris comes out. Then Dawkin's could come in at the 3, or maybe there would be another rotation.
I just think that it would be Walton/ 3 guys who are 6'6-6'7 around the same weight, who can shoot and attack the basket (with and without ball)/ Doyle. It would continue to be a tough matchup for the 4 on defense, but the offensive threat should result in a very fun team to watch.
Also add in the bench of Spike, RAAK, and Dawkins, who all were great at the end of the season, and this team should roll.
|1 week 1 day ago||Possibly Irvin||
and Spike too. Spike attacks the rim and distributes well. Irvin did this at the end of last season. It'd be amazing to have guys at the 1-4 who could all shoot, attack, and distribute. I'd have to imagine that this team's offense would challenge 2013s team for offensive efficiency.
Doyle is a very good addition to that as well. Offense from all 5 spots. I'd also think that defense would be decent just due to the length and speed of all the guys at their respective positions (with the exception of the 4, which would be undersized against a lot of teams).
|1 week 2 days ago||Well worth it to me||
Although I don't have the problem others do with Addidas. My only issue is that it might mean losing out on basketball recruits. The tradeoff for lower student ticket prices, lower bottled water prices, and getting Harbaugh and Hackett is an awesome deal.
These need to be put in those types of terms when people complain.
|1 week 2 days ago||Fully Agree||
I know the consensus, before he got here, was that he would take an medical redshirt right away, but the fact that Beilein allowed him one year to get on the court and make a basket, means he knew better than any of us.
It's awesome to have such a good basketball coach at Michigan, but it's even more amazing when you realize what a great human being we have coaching at Michigan.
|1 week 6 days ago||Good Luck on all accounts||
I personally was set to go to State if I didn't get into Michigan and it'd be great if my kids could also attend Michigan, I'm not going to stress if they don't for a variety of reasons.
In regards to commuting, I fully understand the cost benefit with crazy tuition hikes, but I am very appriciative that it was affordable enough for me to live at college (I think my tuition and R&B were almost half the cost now and that is only 17 years). College is a very soft landing spot for transitioning to the real world and living on your own. It made my transition a lot easier having lived in dorms, to housing with friends, to my own apartment and own bills when I graduated.
Also, both my parents and my grandparents on one side were art majors of one kind or another and all were successful. HS Art teacher, inventor/ designers so don't fret too much.
|1 week 6 days ago||Jordan is exceptional||
I am going to enjoy Jordan as a coach while I can, because I have to believe he will be a successful head coach some day soon.
Bittersweet, I love to see the success of players as they leave early to the NBA, but miss seeing them in AA. This will be the same feeling with Jordan. Perhaps this will just eventually set him up as a replacment to Beilein after Beilein retires from his very successful tenure at Michigan and 2nd National Championship (hey, if I could dream of hoverboards in the 80s, I can believe this too).
|1 week 6 days ago||All I can say is||
F. King A. man. F. King A.
|1 week 6 days ago||Great on Mo and||
all the athletes that do this. I think that there are actually a lot of M athletes that create these types of bonds with these kids. My wife works in Motts oncology and when we went to one of her patients cancer free celebrations, there was a reciever there who was good friends with the patients and family. I wish there were more reports and focus in the NCAA about these positive things rather than how many bagels can be served or athletes being jerks.
|1 week 6 days ago||Southern North Dakota||
Should shorten their name to Middle Dakota.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Game day sign?||
Can't think of any reason not to make this a sign
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The opening scene||
In inglorious bastards is an amazing scene. I really thought Tarantino did a great job with this film overall. I think in all of his films, some of the scenes are a little too Tarantino, but most of the time I enjoy his work.
I finally watched wolf of Wall Street and hated it. It actually felt like Scorsese was trying to emulate Tarantino but didn't do a good job of it. Which is probably ironic since I'm guessing Tarantino was aping Scorsese in some of his work.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||On the plane||
I used to get sick on the airplane a lot as a kid (thank god the smoking is gone). One time I didn't have time to get some Dramamine, but my dad was big into the "it's all in your head" thing so my mom stuck me next to him. After a full plate of spaghetti for in flight meal, it came all out. I'm sure it was horrible for the rest of the passengers.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You take that back||
You filthy whore. Ain't nobody talk bad about my girl Denny's.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Negged you||
only so you could experience it twice!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Funny||
My wife and I bought an iBook laptop 5 years ago and I still struggle with it as I have always used pcs. It sounds like things have changed greatly as late 90s early 2000s everyone used the PCs over macs, especially on north campus where hundreds of macs stood idle.
My first time on the Internet was senior year in high school in 98. Someone logged me on and I didn't know how it worked so didn't do anything. I was really suprised in my freshman year when I was the only one in one of my discussions who hadn't been on the Internet. Luckily I've never had to deal with dial up because all the dorms had something else (can't remember name) that was fast.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Uhhh No!||
Not guilty does not mean innocent. It mearly means that a jury of your peers or judge does not have enough evidence or has enough reasonable doubt to provide a not guilty plea.
This can be a result of a lot of things, such as damning evidence that is thrown out due to how it was obtained.
If someone commits murder, and is found not guilty in court, it does not mean that they are innocent.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Great analysis||
This was well layed out explanation as I followed about 90% of what you stated. The maps and visuals help a lot. It will be interesting to see the starting 5 OL next year work in unison. They are going to have to be a strength as the skill positions get set.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah.||
Whitfield came over from the track team and is only 5'4". Small backs that are very fast can be effective if they can hide behind offensive lineman and hit holes quickly. They also can be hard to get a good hit on. He has to have very good burst, vision, and balance, but he can be a decent role player. I know LSU had a tiny player that was very fast that got a whole lot of yards.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ok. Thanks||
I missed what you were going for. That makes sense about all around. Smith definitely does not have the speed to attack the edge. I really hope Isaac has some speed and moves. Don't know a lot about him, but his running style seemed upright in his USC highlights, which doesn't seem good for power up the middle. I'm really suprised that Michigan hasn't been able to find their guy yet. It has been a long time since Michigan had an above average BIG back.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||In regards to green||
I really hope he is not our best back. I know some are high on him, but I have seen very little to make him even an average back in the BIG. His speed is just ok, and I've yet to see a modicum of power that should come with his size. His balance just doesn't seem that good and his reads are only so so. His high school tape was a lot of outrunning players to the edge, which is where he picked up some of his big gains last year.
I know the offensive line plays a role, but he's had his times into the LBs and secondary and I haven't seen the moves, power, or speed that I'd expect from a top running back. Really hope Johnson comes back or they use the little track star who may find success by staying low and using his speed to hit holes.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Oh yeah? Name two!||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||20 ft statues||
On top of the luxury boxes.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe add frisbee||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Crappy bathrooms||
there was something appealing about peeing on the wall in the old bathrooms. When the whole wall was a urinal, the waits seemed pretty small for the mens. I am guessing the women were very happy about the renovation.