My kids were doing some new on-line pilot exams. A lot of them complained that some of their numbers are missing. I guess that maybe I really do need to have a “number of the week” or something like that, just to make sure that the basics end up getting in there. My entire second year class last year was able to count to a hundred, right after they told me they couldn’t, so I had decided this was not an issue. But they say that they can’t come up with numbers on demand.
Telling time is the other stress area. One kid told me she didn’t know how, and so I asked her what she’d said for a given situation, and she’d said it right. But it’s that missing confidence that worries me. They’re not sure they know it.
Would they know these things fluently in a traditional program? Probably. Possibly.