There are plenty of opportunities to perform basic math every day, yet most people resort to a calculator or simply give up.
Common Core Math is Not the Enemy
Brett Berry

There will hardly ever be a time IN REAL LIFE when someone has to and I quote… “ recite the quadratic formula, factor a binomial”. You only need four math concepts for everyday life:

  1. Memorize the times table from 1x1 through 12X12
  2. Learn 6 prime numbers 1,2,3,5,7,11
  3. Understand that PI can be represented at 22 divided by 7
  4. Teach magic ones for use with fractions; 3/3 for doing subtractions of 3rd’s or 8/8 or doing subtraction of 8th’s.