Lang Syne Boardie Posted March 3, 2012 Share Posted March 3, 2012 according to research concerning 16- to 65yo's. I'm linking the Telegraph article here, desperately hoping that someone knowledgeable among us will be able to read between the lines and prove that it's all hyperbole, agenda, ****ed lies, and statistics (H/T Disraeli). They only studied 7000 people. Is that really enough? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/maths-reform/9115665/Numeracy-Campaign-17m-adults-struggle-with-primary-school-maths.html What happens to a nation when half of it handles math like a fifth-grader? And what kind of fifth-grader are we talking about here, a TERC Investigations C-student fifth-grader, a Singapore curriculum A+ fifth-grader, or what? The person quoted in the article said the adults are unable to make change. By the end of my fifth grade math curriculum, my students are competent at making change. What is the curriculum like over there? The commentary at the Telegraph isn't Nice. "Britain is a Nation of Mathematical Morons." The comments are interesting, though. :lurk5: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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