Monday, June 06, 2016

Michael's Opinion Triangle

The Opinion Triangle is very useful in deciding opinions. It is a triangle and not a square, because instead of just showing where they are on a scale which the square would show, a triangle shows the relative differences between choices. As you care less and less, the variation between positive and negative becomes less and less as well causing the possible choice window to be smaller. And when you don't care at all, there is no difference! You might as well save having to choose where on a line to put a point, so just make one place to put it!

Interpretations of your position on the Opinion Triangle
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Anonymous said...

it's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it Michael.

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Wendy said...

Your kids always amaze me.

We are currently in the throes of learning division (4th grade). I am not a teacher. My kid doesn't seem to learn from my particular teaching style which seems to be "I explain it the way it makes sense to me and if you don't understand it the way I do, I yell at you until you start crying."

Last night (day 3 of trying to teach division because he can't understand the way the teacher explains it either) we finally hit on a convoluted but effect method which involves storytelling. The story is about housemates with a leaky roof who call a service professional who tells them how many planks are needed to fix the roof and how much each plank costs.

He swore me to secrecy that I am not allowed to video the process which is disappointing because it's one of the most weird and amazing things I've ever seen in my life.