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 comments for “Thought for the day

  1. October 4, 2012 at 22:12

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

    For chem and physics though, it was vital.

  2. October 5, 2012 at 00:14

    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!

  3. Rossa
    October 5, 2012 at 07:05

    Thought it was a French Letter, Chuckles.

  4. Chuckles
    October 5, 2012 at 07:35


    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

    Slide rules for me were for physics

  6. October 5, 2012 at 08:24

    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


    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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