**Webdoll,
It is necessary to comment that your providing brain teasers in the air-ith-metic
arena (see Dave Spriggs -- '64-Va.) quickly loses the likes of those of us who
have found the printed word overcomes those esoteric, "just because," jumbles. I
gave up when the new math books appeared with my children and they rejected my
attempts to correct their trying to divide numbers by the base 10 guesses, and
further rejected my attempts to show them what Miss Saunders taught me at
John W. Daniel School using "Long Division."
**

**"Just don't say anything else to my teachers, please Dad!" they exhorted.
Such numeric mysteries as that offered by Cap'n Spriggs caused me to be
unsuccessful in my first foray with algebra at Warwick Junior High School in the
fall of 1956 despite Mrs. Tayback's tutoring. Instead, in September 1960 I found
myself at NNHS with another erstwhile Senior **

**Both my
colleague and I earned A's in the class taught by the young and capable Mrs.
Mary Elizabeth (Picinich) Stokes. Mrs. Stokes perpetuated the tradition of
Longwood College grads, who found the
academic environment at NNHS a proving ground for their skills. Her picture is
attached from the 1960 and 1961 Anchors. **

**- **
**
Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/18/08
Thanks, Norm!**

**Math Image
courtesy of
http://www.w3.org/Math/Software/mathml_software_cat_components.html -
04/08/08**