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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Um, what's a square root again?

The Spectator reminds us of how far we've fallen, with this 19th century test for grade six students (unregistered users can find it here).

To be fair, I'd bet that any 11-year-old today could kick any Victorian preteen's butt in a Halo 2 deathmatch.

Posted by Kevin Libin on November 25, 2004 | Permalink


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A comparison of high school tests could also be quite illuminating. I can't imagine the youth of today contending with a log log duplex slide rule, or even Knott's 4-figure math tables.

Posted by: Charles MacDonald | 2004-11-26 8:46:11 AM

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