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RE: Common operational misconceptions
From: George Bonser <gbonser () seven com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:36:28 +0000
BTW, I am a school board member who votes 1:8 often on things.... But
let me give you a perspective, one of the board members called Golf an
"Essential Life Skill." Maybe, but how about balancing a checkbook...
HP Enterprise Services
One of the best courses I ever had was in 9th grade math class when Mr. Martin taught us how to do taxes. And I mean
even long forms with all the schedules and stuff for people who had investments and small sole proprietor businesses.
It was a great practical math application, though it was mostly just arithmetic, some of the example cases were quite
complex with estimated taxes, carrying forward losses from previous years, depreciation, etc. It gave us some context
in which we could understand why we might need to learn math in real life and made taxes less daunting when we got
older. Thanks, Mr. Martin!