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Cathy asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 months ago

Are children in today's government schools taught how to add and subtract and multiply and divide numbers???

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  • 8 months ago
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    Frankly, no. I ran a snack shack and spent my days teaching teenagers how to make change. Our children are largely mathematically illiterate.

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  • F
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    8 months ago

    Don;t need to. You have a calculator on your phone that is ALWAYS with you.

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  • 8 months ago

    Based on some of the questions I see here, it would appear that they are not taught anything in school anymore.

    Or perhaps they just don't pay attention in class - kids on their phones 24/7 so they may just not learn.

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  • Como
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Indeed they are ! ! !

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  • 8 months ago

    They can barely read and most can't do simple math...but they're terrified of climate change.

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The SAD thing is that learning how to do basic maths in your head

    is almost a thing of the past thanks to calculators and computers !

    Someone on here, a while ago, PROUDLY announced that they were an accountant

    and their maths was bad, but it didn't matter because you didn't need it to do the job.

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    • Cathy
      Lv 4
      8 months agoReport

      calculators are allowed in the government schools
      the government school teachers need them

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  • 8 months ago

    There is no such thing as government schools.

    If you refer to public schools, yes, of course they are.

    • Cathy
      Lv 4
      8 months agoReport

      nonsense . I recently graduated from a government school

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Supposedly, yes, but the results haven't been too successful when compared to other countries.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes but with all the apps nowadays that do all these things they aren't put in to practice in the real world outside school hours, so they are being dumbed down significantly

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes. But no one knows what goes on in homeskool.

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