It's amazing how Archimedes discovered PI without a computer. Today we can't work without a screen in front of our face.
Too true, unfortunately, I'm amazed at kids being allowed to use devices in school to do their math for them these days. We weren't even allowed to use a calculator.
Ahhhh I missed pi day! (I made waffles tho... so at least I had something sweet?).
I think I've seen a slide ruler once growing up, never did learn how those work. LOL I also wonder how an abacus is used... time to hit up Google.
1. Never to late to eat pie.
2. I could never figure out a slide rule.....I'm told only engineers understand those.
4. I remember at one point learning about how an abacus worked. Maybe it was history class? But it didn't stick to my brain at all. And then calculators came, and that was all she wrote.
Speaking of calculators... schools should definitely loan out their own TI-82s or whatever model they're using these days. We had to spend all that money on a fancy graphing calculator to use in a couple classes and NEVER TOUCH IT AGAIN.
"We had to spend all that money on a fancy graphing calculator to use in a couple classes and NEVER TOUCH IT AGAIN."
Yes, ditto, ditto. What the fudge? They were so expensive, and we used it twice.
Wow. They didn't have anything like a TI-82 in my school. But I didn't go to college. They look like they would have been fun to learn.