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zifahm t1_jczj9vx wrote

I'd never understand the argument for memorization. If you are using an Excel spreadsheet, u'll clearly won't do stuff via hand and also the formula is neither memorised.

The mere notion of getting stuff done and getting the answer correct using a tool seems largely offensive to PPL.

I'd say if a person does not need to learn to compute maths that can be done by an external computing machine, the he or she can invest his brain power in more difficult tasks.

This just shows the faliure of our schools where more complicated subjects are not introduced early and easy things like calculating stuff by a calculator taught early.

I'd recommend teaching 3rd grade kifs general relativity with a calculator on hand and by the time they hit college they would have learned torroids and quantum mechanics. Using calculators for faster compute.

This would clearly bring more prosperity to the human society.


visarga t1_jd0ipc9 wrote

When I was a kid they taught a bit of set theory at kindergarten. Concepts like set, union, intersection, count, etc. They all can be done with pretty pictures and coloring books.


zifahm t1_jczjfd6 wrote

What we want is more tecnology and better standard of living, not impressing our bosses or teachers.