Ask your local cashier to count you change back… most cannot. A simple real world example of high school graduates that cannot do basic math. Not because of the method of teaching the math but because of the “we don’t need to know that anymore because the machine tells me the answer.” I see this everywhere anymore. My job consists of quite a bit of math. Its pathetic the number of people I encounter who cannot do basic math without the “machine”. Sounds cynical but I don’t see that getting any better. I see that getting progressively worse with the ever encroaching and pervasive tech devices.