Yes, I am of an age where we were taught how to use a slide rule. Not that we ever thought it would be practical, but at least it provided a context for numbers and numeric operations. Today, I can scarcely remember more than 5 phone numbers as they’re all programmed into my smartphone. As for map reading? Why would you want to know how to do that with a GPS on your phone?
To counter the drive to dumbing our kids down completely, Freaky Rivet has just gone live with our online club for kids that rewards kids for moving, creating and exploring. To benefit from early member discount, click to our Join Page and benefit from 1 penny membership for 3 months. Just use the code TRIAL03 in the promotions section to get a discount from (the already ludicrously cheap £4) to a penny.