It is so extremely sad and pitiful that
today's youth do not know how to do math in their head. The fact that
schools REQUIRE technology such as
Statistics calculators, computers, etc., is disappointing to say the
I took my Mom to town today. She was hungry for "something
different" so, with her being a diabetic, I immediately needed to get her
something to eat. I brought her to "Arbys", which was the
closest place, and a place that didn’t sell burgers. We went inside to
order as she hadn't been there before and didn't know what she would
Her total after taxes came to $6.32.
She gave the cashier a $20 bill, she immediately entered it into her register,
and her change showed as $13.68. My Mom told her that she had .32 cents,
gave it to the young girl, and she was completely lost as to how much change
she now owed my Mom!! I had to explain to her that she owes her $14.00
now vs. $13.68 and she was so completely confused!!
that BASIC math skills are now lost in today’s youth is a tragedy!!!