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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 07-07-2018 05:25 PM 917 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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07-07-2018 05:25 PM

It took me over 73 years before I found out WHY we had to learn the twelves (12) multiplication tables in school. Segmented turnings. And board foot measuring.

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#1 posted 07-07-2018 08:39 PM

I learned my multiplication tables way back in the early 40’s. I still know them and use them all the time. I’m sure that is why I am still so good at math. I usually do much math in my head without resorting to a calculator. It’s a shame that today’s youth can’t do simple math, even in college.

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#2 posted 07-08-2018 12:21 AM


You are not alone It is almost the same time for me to realise why we were taught Sine Cos Tan at school or as its numonic SOHCAHTOA goes.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 07-08-2018 02:18 PM

My Dad only had an 8th grade education, but he knew his multiplication tables and was a whiz at math. He was car salesman, and could do rule-of-78’s calculations in his head!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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