Alternative Math | Short Film

Alternative Math | Short Film


Oh, hi Danny come on in. Looks like you’re having
some trouble with addition. Now don’t be upset. You’re here to learn.
And we learn from mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes. Nuh-uh. Look at this question here. What is 2 + 2? See you wrote 22. But when we do addition we don’t just
put the numbers next to each other. That’s stupid. Alright, think about it this way. If I have two markers in this hand… …and then I add the two markers from this hand… How many markers do I have now? Twenty-two! No, Danny. It’s four. Mrs. Wells? We’re Danny’s parents. Oh yes! Hello. Please, come in. Now don’t worry. It’s completely normal for kids to get frustrated when they’re struggling with a subject. So what’s this about Danny getting some
answers wrong on this so-called test of yours? We had a test. One of the questions was what is 2 + 2. Danny answered 22. And? And that’s not the right answer. Says who? Says math. Are you calling my son stupid? No, of course not! Who are you to say that your
answer is right and that his is wrong? No no, she’s right. Thank you. Right out of Nazi Germany. You can’t honestly tell me that you
don’t know what two plus two equals. So you’ve got it all figured out, don’t you. You smart-ass little tramp. Uhhhhhh Uhhhh uhhhhh uhhhhh. What are you? Some kind of retard? Alright! I’m sorry, I’m not going to
be able to continue this conversation. We’re going to complain to the principal about you. Danny is a free thinker! I’ll have your job, bitch. Not if you can’t add two and two together you won’t. Mrs. Wells. Oh, sorry Principal. I didn’t see you. I understand you had an issue yesterday
with the parents of one of our students. It did get a little crazy. When things get out of hand I really
need you to let me know about it. Sure. So how do you want to handle it? I guess you could apologize. Apol- What? His mom hit me! I understand you told Danny he had
a wrong answer on his test. He did have a wrong answer on his test. It’s not our job to tell students
when they’re right and wrong. That is exactly what our job is. Parents don’t want you ramming your
biased views down their kids’ throats. That’s not biased. That’s how math works. You know what doesn’t work? Your attitude. Maybe I can explain this in math terms,
so you can understand. If you took all the kids in this classroom, and divided them by zero, that’s exactly the amount of respect you’re giving them. Something you’d like to say? You can’t divide a number by zero and get zero. So now I’m stupid. Just some crazy administrator doing paper work, while you superstar teachers change the world! Students Count! Teachers Divide! Stop undermining our kids’ confidence! Are you going to apologize to the parents? Why did you even start teaching if you hate children? Please have a seat, Mrs. Wells. Thank you. You know, I honestly think this will all
blow over if we just wait a week or so. I’m afraid we can’t do that. Why not? They’re suing. For what? Emotional distress to a minor. Mrs. Wells, can you please tell
the members of this board exactly when you became aware of this fiasco and the events leading up to the riot. Riot? I just told a student that two plus two equals four. We need for you to recant that. What? Just say that you’re open to the possibility that
there might be multiple correct answers. But that’s not true. We can’t let them bully us. This is so stupid! Stupid. That’s your problem.
Anyone who disagrees with you is stupid. There is nothing to disagree with.
There is only one correct answer. For your sake, I certainly hope you have that correct answer when the media gets wind of this. I do. It’s four. I have my own answer. This school minus you equals tomorrow. You’re firing me? Suspending. While you reconsider your extremist views. You brought this on yourself. TV: Breaking News. In what’s being called Mathgate an activist elementary school teacher was caught abusing her student’s First Amendment Rights. So this teacher, this liberal elitist,
tells this innocent little first-grade kid that his answer is wrong. Only her answer is acceptable. Yeah, from what I hear, she doesn’t even keep
these students for more than a year. After that, they all leave her and go to another teacher. It’s called graduating! It’s creating some good healthy debate in this country. Some experts say that 2 + 2=4. Others say that it’s 22. No they don’t! If you hate America that much,
why don’t you just go teach in Commie France. Hello? (Principal) Hello, Mrs. Wells. The Board decided that for everyone’s benefit,
your services will no longer be required. For everyone’s benefit? How about the kids? I need you to come by the school tomorrow. We don’t want you radicalizing our students anymore. Mrs. Wells, thank you so much for coming. I’m just so sorry it happened this way. If only you’d been willing to be more open-minded. About math? What about academic integrity? You were warned. Given an explanation. And yet you persisted. But we will of course fulfill our financial obligations. Now, that’s $2,000 for your last pay period,
and $2,000 for this one. So that’s $4,000. Wrong. It’s twenty-two thousand! to

100 thoughts on “Alternative Math | Short Film

  1. Actually I think this is correct

    answer = "2"+"2"
    print(answer)

    Output: 22

    Edit this film is just brilliant. No child left behind in the US, in Mexico the educational reform is forbidding,the instruction of subject matter such as robotics and,reposessing all elementary imstitutions (I call that robbery)

    Both in the hopes to adhere to the lowest common denominator and basically outlawing academic excellence. But really, wasnt 2+2=5?
    I believe I saw that on an old math book somewhere around 1984

  2. the ending was nice 😝 the principal of the school refuses to admit 2+2=4 this whole time,,, at the end,,, the principal trys and weasel out by only giving her $2.000 + 2.000= 4.000,,, no she says,,, its $22.000,,, lol

  3. the truly sad part is that this film was ever conceived of in the first place…
    worse than that is the 7,225 (and counting) people who 'disliked' it – what?, do you idiots actually think 2+2=22???

  4. This has aged so well. "If you hate America so much, why don't you just teach in Commie France?"

    It's like they peeked into the future.

  5. of course we all know the real answer is bacon. bacon is the answer for everything. thanks for the video. in less than 9 minutes you depicted the frustration of the utter insanity in the real lives of so many people. the elite on the right and left are pushing so many lies down throats humanity is abandoning reality and common sense in favor of identity politics, political correctness and misplaced and misguided desires to placate delusions and not offending anyone. we have the right saying medical care, education, food and housing aren't human rights and we have the left telling us gender doesn't exist, gender is a choice, men and women don't exist, its okay for men to use women's bathrooms and compete against women in sports and telling us illegal immigration doesn't cause problems. and to all that insanity I say BACON!

  6. My math works better. It's $20,002,000! She's just didn't understand the rules of the new game 😀

  7. The problem with the end is that by the end rather than beat the system and return to normalcy she joins it (though she abuses it).
    Also is this a fan prequel to Idiocracy?

  8. This Man can Direct better than the Bloody Quentin Tarantino, However because of his Anti Jewish Global Mafia Logic, he will never work in Hollywood otherwise he might face the fate of the Great Director Tony Scott.

  9. I think the video is pointing out the way people say "well that's my opinion" for every debate even when they are wrong.
    You can't just say the earth is flat or obesity is not a problem and just say "that's my opinion" but people are actually doing this and even doing a parade and forcing their stupid "opinion" on other people and if we don't stop them then some our world will also end up just like the video.

  10. 2+2=46 yhi satya hai…pram stya jis prkar se ("prkar mane compass") gola bnya jata hai aur vohi gola maths mai milta h..jo log padhte nhi h…lol…

  11. One of the best education videos, I have seen.
    I think it points out the basic problems in schools, today. There is a lack of debate, and a lack of respect for ideas.
    I think many schools to not encourage teachers to share their teaching ideas, openly. So, teachers get bored and stressed.
    www.SavingSchools.org THANKS SO Much for this incredible lesson. It should be share widely in education… H

  12. "In the last days, whatever is right will become wrong and whatever is wrong will become right." – Isaiah 5:20

    The bible warned us a long time ago. That warning is now becoming reality in today's society.

  13. Lesson is huMans have become WAYYY TO STUBORN to openly face his/her mistakes and failures. We rather lie to ourselves, until we are faced with no options, but to actually CONFRONT the truth. ;D greetings from Peru! …where 2n2 is 4…but if you have enough money (extremely rich n stuborn, like anywhere else in the world), it can be 22, or 0 or 44 or 1 or 11…or whatever the "kid" inside u wants ;D

  14. Well, I think it's quite simple: there are many subjects, some of them are humanistic (we can discuss about poems or art) and some are sciences (which require iron rules). Mixing them and treating in exactly the same way is, yeah, stupid. But I see the whole thing about arguing with facts.

  15. This is more documentary than parody, and it's been happening in small ways for many years. Of course, what's happening these days is amazing…

  16. This is a TRUTH – This is what DEMOCRATS have done to our Society – Only those with Brains, Logic, Commonsense understand the truth, understand the Crime here and it ISN'T THE TRUTH

  17. Goes off the rails at about 6:00. In reality, it's the conservatives who believe in absolutes, and the liberals who believe everybody gets to make up their own answer to things and there's no objective reality. Pretty much any look at the "social sciences" will prove that.

  18. In proper maths there are axioms and definitions, so it is 4. But we aren't thought that, so in a other world with other axioms and definitions two + two could be equal to 22.

    I think this video would work better with other sciences than maths, because maths is clear.

  19. In technical terms, the teacher is wrong.
     Argument:
    2+2=22 as 1+1=11 or |+|=||.
    The student is confident – yes. But he must be so. This is calls critical thinking. But in case of student, even if he has critical thinking he don't have knowledge of system as what numbers are it self.
    Then it is a task of a teacher to explain that numbers are symbols. Symbols have a purpose. In that case you able to read 2+2=4 as one complex symbol. Then she need to explain why in case of math language in symbol of number we include other symbols of number.
    … I know that it is sound complicated but it is work if child will get boring by saying "we know". Paradox is that child very quicky will get bored by understanding that way of explonation but he will be have questiong such as why, what is a point. And then it is a teacher responce to show in what cases it is help.

  20. fun but somehow it shows how society resist against truth and how truthful people get all the blames on earth .this video was very good keep up with the good work

  21. SPLENDIDO ESEMPIO DELLA FILOSIOFIA RELATIVISTA IMPERANTE.
    Dove tutto e' vero e nulla lo e', creata per destrutturarci mentalmente e riversarci nel caos mentale e sociale.

  22. How the school treats the teacher in this well done video, is exactly how the Roman Catholic church treated so–called "heretics" like Martin Luther and the rest of the Protestant reformers. But it was the Papacy who chained the Bible to the walls of their monasteries, keeping the Light from the eyes of society and the people in order to better control them. Hence the term, the Dark Ages. check out a book called Shadow Empire by Shawn Boonstra.

  23. Stupidity of beurocracy, political correctness, human rights extremism, massmedia power to convert truth into lie, stupid activism… all these diseases of modern era is in this wonderful short video. Great! Great! Great!

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