I don't know how the situation is elsewhere but in The Netherlands there has been a lot of commotion about the basic math skills of teachers in primary schools. Since then students have to do an extra exam in basic math skills. The root cause was that basic math skills were only taught at the primary school level. In secondary school they got dependent on their calculator.
Link: Basic Math Skills Quiz
13-2016 Open letter to Open Source for You (OSFY)
5 months ago