Have you ever seen such a calculator? I can barely figure out how to turn it on-much less understand what all the buttons are for. I snapped this picture of Chitter doing her homework on the back deck. Or as Granny and Pap would say-she was getting her lessons. The schools in Appalachia sometimes get a bad wrap for their supposedly low educational standards. Nothing could be farther from the truth in my experiences. Recently, the girls’ school, was one of 5 in the entire state of NC asked to apply for a prestigious STEM program (short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). I’m just glad they don’t need my help with the calculator.