Category Archives: Maths Fail

Financial Times – could do better

The above tweet [link] popped up in my twitter feed this morning, and it got me thinking. Not about whether or not Dominic Raab’s claims* were valid. No, I spent quite some time trying to figure out what that “graph” (info-graphic is probably a better term) was trying to say. I just couldn’t figure it […]

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Nick Gibb – a poor man’s George Osborne?

Back in 2014, I wrote “What a turnip” as the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, refused to answer the simple times table: “what is seven times eight?” Today it was the turn of the School’s Minister, Nick Gibb, who was on TV announcing his scheme for all eight and nine year old children […]

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Maths Fail #5

Ooops! A whole generation of youngsters could be scarred for life. Source   Related posts: Maths Fail Maths Fail #2 Maths Fail #3 Maths Fail #4

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Massive Maths FAIL

It’s perhaps ironic that shortly after posting an amusing, but innocent, maths fail my attention is drawn to this ridiculous phone accessory being sold by ee. Disgraceful. A true maths fail that eclipses them all.   ee – Maths fail. Hang your heads in shame. Related posts: Maths Fail #4 Maths Fail #2 Maths Fail […]

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Fractions are hard

Fractions aren’t easy, but this still makes it into my maths fail collection. Could make an interesting discussion point in a lesson – who can spot the error (although my highlighting helps!) The original can be found here. Related posts: Oops! Massive Maths FAIL Maths Fail #4 Maths Fail #2

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