Thought for the day

When I was a child you would need a ruler, a calculator, a pen and a pencil for a maths lesson.

Nowadays you only need a rubber.

7 Responses to “Thought for the day”

  1. lordsomber October 4, 2012 at 22:12 Permalink

    All the way up through calculus, rarely used calculators. Maybe when working with logarithms.

    For chem and physics though, it was vital.

  2. CherryPie October 5, 2012 at 00:14 Permalink

    When I was I child all the only thing that was allowed in a maths lesson apart from the pupil and the teacher, was a slide rule!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule

  3. Rossa October 5, 2012 at 07:05 Permalink

    Thought it was a French Letter, Chuckles.

  4. Chuckles October 5, 2012 at 07:35 Permalink

    Rossa,

    So did I , until I leaned across the aisle at school in Allentown and asked someone if I could borrow their rubber …

  5. Mark October 5, 2012 at 07:39 Permalink

    Slide rules for me were for physics

  6. James Higham October 5, 2012 at 08:24 Permalink

    I never used slide rule, nor abacus, though I saw kids with the former. In Russia, various shopkeepers used abacus. Never used rubber until last gf – don’t like them.

  7. Rossa October 5, 2012 at 14:25 Permalink

    Chuckles

    Used or unused?

    As we all know by now, 30 doesn’t go into 15, at least not in this country. Have to go to France for that ;-)

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