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#107

bubblegumfaerie (01/20/2013) []
Damn teachers should have taught us the 35 times table and the 17 times table in primary 4!!! Would have totally succeeded more in life "/
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DrBobsPatient (01/20/2013) []
glad you looked that up. it'd be rare for a family to have a cell phone until recently. cell phones didn't become a wide spread/common thing to have since the last decade.
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steavo (01/20/2013) []
>4th grade math teacher
Why would you need a calculator for basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? Seriously, we didn't even need calculators in 4th grade.
Why would you need a calculator for basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? Seriously, we didn't even need calculators in 4th grade.
#95

fitemeirl (01/20/2013) []
I, for one, am glad that we weren't allowed to use calculators in elementary school.
It's a lot more practical to just use my head if I need to solve everyday problems on the fly.
It's a lot more practical to just use my head if I need to solve everyday problems on the fly.
#87

anon (01/20/2013) []
Hey! its my old phone! I loved that thing... its been replaced by and 8X
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ronyx (01/21/2013) []
The US knew that Bin Laden was hiding in the complex, and after a few months of planning they began the operation that ended up with Bin Laden dead. Hence Pakistan was butthurt and ridiculed because they weren't informed that Bin Laden was hiding there and weren't invited to the operation.
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awesomenessdefined (01/20/2013) []
I'm actually still sheltering him.
Really says something when we can keep a guy away from a developed country for 12 years.
Really says something when we can keep a guy away from a developed country for 12 years.
#55

ludislavonac (01/20/2013) []
Just today I had a conversation with a friend who studies chemical engineering, he's a demonstrator there (an older student who helps the younger ones with their studies). He said that the freshmen don't even know how to calculate simple numbers in the range of 0100 without using the calculator, he asked a guy to multiply 133 and 100... the guy gave all answers except the correct one. These generations are headed down the drain if you ask me
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anon (01/21/2013) []
Well, the world is going to need people working as waiters, cashiers and that guy/girl, you know, putting stuff in shelves and making everything all dainty and nice for those that did something about the opportunities they had to actually become something that they wanted to be.
Unless people actually want to be waiters and cashiers and stackers.[small][small]
Unless people actually want to be waiters and cashiers and stackers.[small][small]
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anon (01/20/2013) []
This happens a lot. My problem is when doing a load of equations and thus many calculations, I will program all the exponential or cubic roots in. (Chemist anon here, some roots get crazy). Then I will type in something like 5+2, a stupid sum I should have done but just using the calculator so much i forget to put it down. I estimate it all now to kee maths brain working
#52

Jackimole (01/20/2013) []
Yeah! **** times tables! It's so much easier to pull out your phone, unlock it, open the calculator app, and then enter the numbers than it is to do it in your head!
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epicsauciness (01/20/2013) []
Yeah! **** calculator apps! I much rather find the square root of 7,641 manually on a piece of paper!
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choclategum (01/20/2013) []
Yeah! Especially when i get the correct answer and not the one i did in my head which made me fail.
#51

anon (01/20/2013) []
I won't be calculating calculations that would require a device with calculating feature from places I don't have access to such devices
#49

kirluu (01/20/2013) []
More like:
"You need to do this in your head. You won't have to use a calculator later anyway, so it's better to be able to do it in your head."
Higher Math levels:
> Use calculator for all equations, because otherwise will take too long.
"You need to do this in your head. You won't have to use a calculator later anyway, so it's better to be able to do it in your head."
Higher Math levels:
> Use calculator for all equations, because otherwise will take too long.
#48

ScottP (01/20/2013) []
...and then your highschool calculus teacher tells you, "You have to learn how to use your calculator. It'll make your life a whole lot easier"
#46

gammajk (01/20/2013) []
Yup, it sure is tough multiplying two onedigit numbers together in your head
I'm positive that you're going to have an excellent time once you get into high school, OP
I'm positive that you're going to have an excellent time once you get into high school, OP
#38

ASDLSD (01/20/2013) []
I always carry my calculator to my school (when or when I do not have math) because it's important for my course, calculating and transforming units and ****.
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christofferse (01/20/2013) []
We write 37708
when you turn it upside down, it looks like "Bolle" which means "to ****"
when you turn it upside down, it looks like "Bolle" which means "to ****"