My SO told me that his 14 year old son is REQUIRED to have a calculator for math class at all times. When I was in high school, we were not allowed to use them at all (not EVER!). I don't understand this, how is a child expected to learn basic math (which is used on a daily basis out in the real world)? This really worries me for when our 2 year old enters the school system.
I have witnessed the utter stupidity that comes from this by this (14yr. old) child. He remarked just the other day at how amazing it was that his father was able to tell a cashier in a store the exact amount of change he should have gotten from a total of $13.46 and had given the cashier a $20 bill! I was in awe, that he reacted in awe of such a simple mathematical equation.....and so was his father.
I admit math was always my worst subject in school, but I can add and subtract in my head within seconds.
Asked by truthteller0722 at 12:52 AM on Jan. 22, 2011 inLevel 19 (6,797 Credits)
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