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From: Kristen Kroll (e-mail her)
Re: Steve Sailer's Column: "No Real Solution" —Arnold Schwarzenegger's Algebra For Dummies
Never mind algebra as a requirement for California high school graduation.
I contend that fewer than 50 percent of California's 2008 graduates can do simple long division with decimals, especially if the problem involves a lot zeros.
Try this one at home to see how your kid does: 2085.003 divided by 2.006.
Students get one try only, answers must be to the fifth decimal point and no calculators are allowed.
Remember that this is fourth grade level math.