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This discussion on math in school reminded me of this instance in my past. I'm 76 years old. So past, is very past.
Back in grade school i had this teacher who was good at english & math. and the way he thought us how to do word problems was through these little rhymes:
" Object of prep, out of sight in the sky, divide by the top, then multiply."
Problem: Sixty is what percent of five thousand?
" No percent given, you'll sure lose you rep, unless you divide by the object of the prep. "
Problem: Six is equal to what percent of ninety?
This tool has helped me over the years not only remember basic ways to solve math problems, but also remember some basic english grammar. I passed these little reminders onto my kids, both of which are in college, one who happens to be a pre-med student, the other who is going for an english teaching degree.
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