Seven-fifths of people don’t understand fractions—wait, sorry, it’s actually one-fifth. It’s not that big a problem. Though, if we’re really going to compete with Scandinavia and Japan, we do need to step up our elementary math education. I blame the Internet, ultimately.
December 14, 2015
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