Math illiteracy rampant

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Please don’t blame the state’s emphasis on tests for the lack of life skills in mathematics [Meredith column, Oct. 1]. I have had opportunities to sell tickets on a cash-only basis with persons in their 20s to persons in their 60s. None of them can count change without a cheat sheet or a calculator. This skill has been lacking for many years.

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Barb Hawkins
 

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