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Some of you who have small children may have perhaps been put in the embarrassing position of being unable to do your child's arithmetic homework because of the current revolution in mathematics teaching known as the new math.

So as a public service here tonight I thought I would offer a brief lesson in the new math. tonight we're going to cover subtraction. this is the first room I've worked for
a while that didn't have a blackboard so we will have to make do with more primitive visual aids, as they say in the \"Ed biz.\" consider the following subtraction problem, which I will put up here 342 - 173.

Tom Lehrer - New Math Lyrics


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  • I don't know about you guys, but my dyscalculic brain would have positively died having to learn maths the way before they revolutionised it. Love the song, Tom Lehrer, but oh god I would have hated 'traditional mathematics.'
  • Very apt, I grew up learning the 'new math'. Now they changed it again so I am stuck trying to help my kids but cannot.
  • Clever stuff.
  • I wish math class was this much fun. I might have paid attention!
  • This is only way I'll get into math with comedy and song.
  • Sheer class
  • Oh yes he does. It is on Last.fm too.
  • Did this guy do the elements song?
  • Thanks Tom
  • Remains very clever and funny. What timing!

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