The Most Important Mathematic Concept You Can Learn In Newport

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This most essential thing that you need to do with numbers in the City-By-The-Sea.

Education is an odd entity in people’s lives. Everyone goes through the system and is exposed to a majority of the same material, yet what sticks in people’s heads years later is a completely different mishmash, with half being forgotten due to non-use and the other half of it been re-written (badly) by exposure to pontificating peers, marketers and popular culture. This means that most students get a small window of enlightenment between the ignorance of infancy and the misinformation of maturity.

Over at The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman came up with a quick run-through of what he thinks every American should be taught (and hopefully retain forever after) their senior year of high school, including this gem on the subject of math:

Oatmeal Math

We’d also add the caveat where you’re not allowed to cheat and/or drive your server insane by asking for separate checks for your party of six…at the end of a three-course meal…at 8pm on a Friday night.

Check out the rest of the subjects here.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Numb3rs Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?