Math Boneheads

Karlgaard, Rich
June 2008
Forbes Asia;6/16/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p20
The author reflects on the failure to apply simple arithmetic to problems in the American society. He stresses that they feel sad about America's decline in basic math skills. He adds that failure to apply arithmetic might cause more personal economic damage or missed career opportunities than any other lack of skills. The author also raises some question regarding the percentage of K-12 teachers who scored higher than 600 on the math portion of their scholastic aptitude test (SAT).


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