Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Many of our youth have very little concept of numbers. As stated early on, I give my college students a 50-fact multiplication test (50 seconds) to attempt to drive home the phenomenal processing speeds of computers.
Related to little exercise is a requirement that all numbers on papers include the zeroes. For example, gross sales of $46.5 billion is not allowed; it must be shown as $46,500,000,000.
Back to the US budget. A $3.1 trillion dollar budget has little impact but $3,100,000,000,000, that's another story. Maybe elected officials just might become more responsible with our money if they realized just how much of it they spend.