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The schools in my 7-county metro area eliminated instruction for learning


multiplication tables (even math classes where calculators/computers are not used), performing math "in your head" and using math short cuts, cursive writing, letter writing, how to answer a telephone, and similar. Sometimes the power goes out in a whole county and people cannot function after their Smartphone batteries die. Should we be concerned?

 

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 12 months ago

    The 1965 Blackout! I remember what havoc that caused. I shudder at what that would do today and agree with all you say, especially about teaching students to research answers for themselves. Thank you for your comments and reminders!

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 12 months ago

    I remember when Cincinnati schools changed "homemaking" to "single living" so teen boys would feel more comfortable with the lessons for practical tasks, but I bet that class is gone as well. Thanks for reminding me of that!

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 12 months ago

    Yes, not being able to do some math in one's mind is an obstacle when calculators die, for sure. I never thought about govt control, but it could happen and could happen more strongly when the people lose survival skills.

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 12 months ago

    I agree with you about the lack of teaching critical skills and I think evrty school in our country needs that to be done.