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or just do it in your head, you don't need tables.
Thanks, yes, this is how I do math.
Because i'm not a fucking idiot.
You can work out pretty much anything pretty quickly with multiplication and division by two and ten with a little addition/subtraction plus a few other tricks. I'm shitty at remembering vast amounts of data, though extremely good at working things out on the fly. I rarely remembered equations either for my physics undergrad degree, just the relationships and grasp of dimensional analysis to get there myself.
I never learned long division either, until it was required for polynomials.
Point is that the main issue with education is it's a one size fits all pile of bullshit that leaves a lot of people behind, I was damned lucky to get where I am and that's what I feel is the issue, not ipads. Handwriting is becoming all but irrelevant
Pfft, I can barely handwrite and have never bothered memorising a multiplication table, I also have a Masters degree in CS and a well paying job. It's just a shift to a more relevant platform to teach with, certainly more relevant than pen and paper.
I've little doubt that your school district is indeed profoundly unwise with their policies, but adopting new tech isn't to blame there, the issues are more fundamental than that.
This remind people of anything much?
Entirely unsurprising, good riddance.
The geneva convention only applies to war, tear gas is banned by the geneva convention but police still use it against civilians.