DelhommesFan1 wrote:I may get slaughters for this, but i think some of this has to fall on the parents. Its obvious that people will need to have knowledge of how to bank, credit cards and etc.etc. My parents taught me all of this. It seems that most people expect that the education teach EVERYTHING. My fiance is a teacher and they put alot of these people. Between the tests that the kids are expected to pass, there is such an focus on books and lack of real life knowledge.
Things i never learned in school, but at home:
1. How to keep up with a checking account
2. How to understand Credit Cards
3. How to write a check
These are just simple things that people use everyday but are not taught in schools or college. My cousin just got back from marine boot camp and he said one of the things that they had to learn understand how all 3 of those things works.
Just seems like the parents would be involved in some of their childrens education too.
100% correct. Those are things the parents need to teach their kids. Not the schools.
Also, for calculator games, those are everywhere on TI-83's and 89s... the "required" calculators needed for most upper level math classes nowadays.
Back in the day, the only calculator games I played were seeing how many words i could spell (hell, hello, google, boobies, etc.), as well as the 1 + 1 equals equals equals (and so on) game... basically adding one plus one over and over again. Winner is declared on who has the highest count at end of class. Cheating is encouraged (1.5 if your smart, 10 if you aren't).