As a high school math teacher, I would like to know if there are certain "everyday" facts that you think students should memorize while in high school? For example, should students be required to know the distance of a mile? The size of the smallest state - Rhode Island? How many pints are in a gallon? etc.... If you feel that there are facts that students should know, be sure to include them (along with the appropriate numbers) in your reply. By knowing certain facts, will these students have a better understanding and feel a better connection with objects seen outside of the classroom?