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. The only flaw in this clip is that today, the "elite liberals" are not the ones upholding meritocracy and academic integrity — quite the opposite, it is the "elite liberals" who who taken over the educracy and are attacking meritocracy and academic integrity. Just Google "Biden" and "standardized testing."

  2. It’s funny because this is how I see the evolution, vaccine, climate change, and flat earth “debates”. Great video.

  3. So sad.. This is exactly happen in my country now.. when parents doesnt really understand what is right for their children. They should teach their child by themselve, if they dont trust the teacher.

  4. This was a great short film … except it got the whole equation wrong. The teacher was accused of being "liberal" and told to move to "Commie France". It would ONLY be a Conservative teacher who would insist on 2+2=4. It would ONLY be a Progressive teacher who would "be open" to alternative answers to math. Other than the key fundamental point of your short film, you nailed it.

    Conservative:Facts. Progressive:Feelz.

  5. Biology Teacher: there are two genders
    Liberrals: BOOOO
    Physics Teacher: Climate Change
    Conservatives:BOOOOO
    Economists around the world: Single Payer Health System
    Conservatives:BOOOO

    Both Sides are stubborn as hell. Though in the grand scheme of things it is the corporate controlled media that brainwashes people.

  6. 3:16 Dividing by zero was not defined but can be seen as infinity.
    So I'll take that as a praise because she gave an infinite amount of respect to her students 🤣

  7. I don't think they would have been calling the teacher a liberal or a commie. They would have called her alt-right and a fascist. Its leftwing teachers who are trying to remove the idea of anything being correct so as not to be offensive to the one student who may identify as a bicycle tire.

  8. Fantastic!!! Thanks! (Actually, when I was a teacher, I went through a similar situation, though not about the Laws of Math but definitely about facts and non-facts. The non-facts won because they were spouted by people with considerably more power than I had. It was a huge wake-up call and lesson for me. )
    PS: The trolls are certainly agitated in the comments below.

  9. People in the comments don’t seem to realize that this is actually making fun of Sean Spicer when he said “Alternative facts.”

  10. Ever since the Republicans started NCLB, teaching has been like this. The morons are politician-administrators. Be very afraid. These kids are soon to be adults. We are forced to pass them.

  11. А ведь это беда современного общества.Вся эта кваз толерантность и прочее.

  12. Just came to the comments to see the "Left" blame the "Right" for being like this… and the "Right" blame the "Left" for being like this…
    If Youtube allowed gifs I would be inserting the "popcorn eating" and "why not both" ones.
    P.S. – Love the what she gets to do in end of this

  13. Um… There is more than one answer. It depends on what base you're using… I mean there's no base that would produce a 22 from 2 + 2, but the + operator could represent concatenation rather than addition, which is what the kid was doing.

    I'm sorry to shit on your smug boomer propaganda….

    Sike. Fuck off.

  14. Origin of the phrase "alternative facts": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts
    First used January 22, 2017; by Kellyanne Conway defending Shaun Spicer.
    Conway later defended her choice of words, defining "alternative facts" as "additional facts and alternative information".

    Opinion article (opinion) in Forbes dated Feb. 11, 2017 saying the phrase was first used by the Left, but cites no usage for anyone to follow:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2017/02/11/the-left-not-kellyanne-conway-invented-alternative-facts/#6cb2fb11658c

    From wiki: "The phrase was extensively described as Orwellian, particularly in reference to the term 'doublethink' [Orwell]. Within four days of the interview, sales of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four had increased by 9,500%, which The New York Times and others attributed to Conway's use of the phrase, making it the number-one bestseller on Amazon.com."

    That's what I've been able to dig up (so far) on the origin of the phrase "alternative facts". From where I sit, it was an extremely poor choice of words on Conway's part that the media latched on to; and we've all been having fun with it ever since. So yes, it was coined by the Right, but not on purpose; it was just a poor turn of phrase (by an attorney). But in today's digital age, you only need to speak one word out of line, and you're BBQ.

  15. Saying 2 + 2=4, nowadays is Racist because it's been the number 4, like forever, and it's time to give all the other numbers a chance to be the right answer! No more Number Four Supremacy!!!!!!!!!

  16. Very Cute for a Crazy World! Not too far from this Reality that the Left is Pushing and Gas lighting as many young people as they can.

  17. look at the slogan behind the line of teachers and superintendents, there is a sign that says
    "passort to the future"
    passort isn't a word.

  18. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=TtNo23JI-uk In this video, a girl is hurt badly and blames her gender, and in efforts to change it she does something unthinkable to herself, something that will leave her lifeless for a long time. Read the description as well. It's a bloom music thing.

  19. W dobie socjalistycznego społeczeństwa należy napiętnować i wyeliminować liczby pierwsze. Bo nie chcą się dzielić przez liczby bardziej potrzebujące.

  20. This short film is most probably a simile/metaphor for the trans/gender issue in america, where gender is now no longer only 2, and teachers who teaches kids that there are only 2 genders in their biology class are being reprimanded for not following the modern trans narrative, which is predominantly a leftist political idealogy.

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