LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||08/SET/2009 3:25 PM|
Back in the early 70's we were moving to an apartment close to the college I was going to attend. Some neighboring kids came to help. Somewhere in there I asked one of them how many chairs he had moved. He said 4. When I asked him if he had moved four chairs, how many chair legs he had moved the kid just gave me this blank look - HE HAD NO CLUE!!!
The whole new math thing of those days produced a whole generation of math illiterates. For more on that see a small great book by John Allen Paulos INNUMERACY, Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences.
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