I can do long division, but I regret having forgotten how to take a manual square root. Not that I ever need to. It would just have been nice to remember.
I can do long division since much of 6, 7 & 8th grade math involved that. Whether I wanted to remember it or not it’s there. :-(
When I first encountered long division, I thought it was magic. It took my father a long time to get me to understand it. Thank god for calculators. I do know how to do it, but let’s face it, I don’t need to know how to make a a bow and arrow to eat, progress.
After my father retired from the military he taught calculus. My brother was flunking his college calculus course. My Dad visited my brother and taught him calculus in one weekend. He went on to get a C.
When they allowed calculators into the classroom, that was the end of kid thinking for themselves and the end of being challenged! If the former generations did the math, why can’t the kids of today? They have become so dependent on electronic devices they’re minds have gone snoozing and have become lazy! It’s been down hill ever since….Common Core is dumbing down America!
Comic is funny, the thought of this actually being true is sad….