That’s we called it way back when, mental arithmetic. I have no idea what the new PC label for the ability to perform calculations in your head is, probably Non Keying Calculation Processing Via Individual Synapse Manipulation, or some such. It’s so disappointing that Phee runs straight for her calculator to do even the simplest of numeric calculations and I’m pretty sure it shouldn’t be up to us to show how to perform ‘minuses’ using pen and paper.
Any teachers out there – is this normal? Do kids learn NKCPVISM these days or am I being an old fogey (again)?