Of Math & The Monkey GodBy vijaysree venkatraman | August 21st, 2011 | Category: Essays |
Centum is Latin for hundred. I don’t know if Italians use the word anymore, but some people in India still do. To them, centum is what a smart kid would score on a math test. In the middle class neighborhood where I grew up, many adults seemed to believe that math scores were a perfectly good indicator of a child’s I.Q. – the equivalent of a Mensa rating.
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