Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, about 1 year ago

    you still have to understand the concept to use a calculator though.

  2. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, about 1 year ago

    I recently went on vacation and boarded my cockatiel at the pet store. When I picked him up, two young women were working there. Here’s the conversation:
    “Well, that’s nine days at $2 a day. Sharon, what’s two times nine?”
    “Gee, I don’t know — I think two times ten is twenty. Use the calculator.”
    Click click click click. “Okay, it say two times nine is eighteen, so that would be $18. Does that sound right?”
    I said, “Yeah, that sounds pretty close.”
    God BLESS the American educational system! Isn’t it great?

  3. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @luckylouie

    Since the 60’s the media, both news and entertainment, have been telling us that kids somehow pulled ahead of adults and are much smarter- and are ready to take over running the world. Perhaps that’s why we all stopped trying. As long as we’re kidding ourselves about that, let’s party and play some more games.

  4. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I appreciate her effort, but Ms. Payne is fighting an uphill battle here. It seems the majority of people have some kind of mental block when it comes to dealing with numbers.

  5. Scyphi

    Scyphi GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I’d rather let the calculator do all the thinking.

  6. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @phritzg

    Numbers are intimidating. If you spell a word wrong, or your grammar is incorrect, chances are good people will still know what you mean. But if you get numbers wrong, they’re just wrong.

  7. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I hated math. Remember the time I had to call someone for help on some of the homework. Embarrassing. That was 60 years ago and I still remember.

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 1 year ago

    The teacher’s absolutely right here. I’m tutoring algebra and they run for their big calculator to punch in junk in multiple steps that can easily be done in the head. They can punch in the wrong number, they don’t know why the number is that way, they don’t care, and it will slow their advance in understanding.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 1 year ago

    @rekam

    Nothing to be embarrassed about. Math is more about having a foundation to build on, rather than brainpower.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    I didn’t have the gene for doing even remedial math. Even the simplest was a labor of Hercules to me. Never made it to Algebra 2 and Trigonometry.

  11. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    And that’s why I liked math… because there was an answer. Even though I love reading, once I got to the point in school where we had to write pages about symbolism and the underlying meaning of a book, it sucked the fun out of reading and I started loving math more.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    The draw back to getting someone to think for themselves may not agree with what you want.

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