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400 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by falconwing

Do they keep teaching arithmetic just in case the world runs out of calculators?

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17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/9/02 - 5:51:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
How could we run out of calculatrices?
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/24/02 - 12:59:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Everybody should be able to do basic arithmetic without relying on a calculator. Calculators will never eliminate the need for having good arithmetic skills any more than motorized transport will ever eliminate the need for us to walk.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/24/02 - 1:05:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeah i think so
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 7/27/02 - 4:35:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/30/06 - 10:24:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. We don't always have a calculator handy. Everyone should know how to do basic arithmetic.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/30/06 - 10:26:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
I remember hearing a story about a shop keeper in QLD I think that actually made it a pre-requisite to have basic maths skills before he would hire someone, he would actually make them sit a test.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/30/06 - 10:26:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
Or maybe 'cause it save time?
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/30/06 - 10:28:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/27/2002 4:35:29 PM hottsmugirl wrote:

Glad someone finally got the joke

13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/30/06 - 3:51:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, i doubt we'll run out of calculators.

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