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When poor children living in overcrowded quarters have to share limited school resources, such as the abacus, the slide rule, or the logarithms table to do math—kampongs are slums that have to make way to high-rise buildings.
Mr. Ian is sharing with his younger colleagues the frustration and pain of teaching secondary school math without a scientific or graphing calculator so as to give them a taste of kampong math in the early sixties and seventies.
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by MathPlus October 20, 2017
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