Tom Lehrer’s New Math

Still funny after all these years …

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  1. Stacy in NJ says:

    Here’s the thing: the new math way he explained* was the way I was taught subtraction back in the ’80s, and I completely understood it. Other than mental math, I didn’t thing there was any other way to do it.

    *Borrowing a ten for the ones column and carrying it over then borrowing a hundred for the tens column and carrying it over.

  2. “Still funny after all these years …”

    Yes…yes it is!

  3. Marshall says:

    Too bad; that video is missing the (better) half – where he explains how to do the problem in BASE EIGHT!