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I haven't noticed this so much with reading, but it seems like the same misguided strategy is also being used for math. Instead of teaching the fundamentals (like algorithms for long division) and instead they teach all the mental tricks for doing quick math.

This should be especially concerning for software developers -- it seems they no longer teach (at an early age) the very things that made me like math and eventually computers.




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