Category Archives: Maths Fail

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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Percentage Soup

Oops! Looks like Campbells have got themselves in a bit of a pickle over percentages. They can’t both be right, so which is it 30% or 40%? Shall we “do the math” as they say in America. Old size times (1+x) = New size, where x is the percentage increase in decimal form. A quick […]

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So I spot a pupil with his iPad out when he should be working through some (paper and pen) revision questions. I head over ready to chastise him, but notice that he’s not on Facebook, Snapchat or anything else he shouldn’t be, but had gone to the BBC Bitesize website to help him with his […]

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Meet Mrs Edwards …

… the maths department’s very own Walter White! I came across that on 20 rude and inappropriate kids drawings. Hat’s off to our Primary School teachers – they need the patience of a saint. But older pupils do still come up with some of their own little gems. A few weeks ago I was teaching […]

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