Should schools in America be required to teach Arabic numerals to all school children?
I say yes. Absolutely. It should be required learning for all American children.
- ron hLv 71 month ago
Y is a dimwit. "common core" is locally controlled AND it was introduced by Bush 43.
- PrinceLv 62 months ago
No indeed. Numbers are as unnecessary as letters. You don't need widespread literacy. People before 1900 were 99% illiterate and even right up to America's entry into the Second World War in 1941 literacy was by no means universal. One per cent of the population being able to read and do math is sufficient. Education led to the worst excesses of the French revolution and the Communist revolution in Russia was really fueled and carried out by the bourgeoisie and not by the "downtrodden" peasants to whom they falsely attributed it.
- IsabelLv 42 months ago
My understanding is that all schools in the United States, and in fact in all countries that use the Latin alphabet, are required to teach Arabic numerals to children. So yes, of course I believe they should teach them. How would children function without that basic knowledge? Is this a debate that I don’t know about?
- sepiaLv 72 months ago
Arabic numerals are the ten digits: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
The term often implies a decimal number written using these digits.
However, the term can mean the digits themselves, such as in the statement
"octal numbers are written using Arabic numerals."
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- Bulldog reduxLv 72 months ago
NO! Muslim numbers will corrupt our youth. Better to teach them how to use an abacus.
- fcas80Lv 72 months ago
Arabic numerals are the ten digits: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. I believe schools in America should teach these to all school children.
- LudwigLv 72 months ago
You have asked this before
- Chi girlLv 72 months ago
Yeah, right after they start teaching Klingon.
- yLv 72 months ago
I see, you want to go back to Obama's common core