Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Real life maths lessons

To keep England's teenagers more interested in maths, new "real life" lessons are planned using examples about football, fashion and the Olympics, not that teenagers are one-dimensional stereotypes or anything...

  • Liverpool are playing Manchester United, if Liverpool score one goal, what is the minimum number of goals Manchester United need to win the match?

  • If a football game lasts 90 minutes and the teams have been playing for 33 minutes, how many minutes of the game remain?

  • 300 hooligans riot following a football match, if Police only manage to arrest 1% of them, how many escape to riot another day?


  • With the UK having the highest level of teenage pregnancies in Europe, would it be more appropriate if lessons were focused on the welfare benefits available...

  • You are 19 years old, unemployed with one child, how much extra benefits will you receive if you have a second child?
  • 2 comments:

    The Gorse Fox said...

    The Gorse Fox's daughter tells him that the new trend is for girls in certain areas to aspire to a 4 x 4. No, this is not an SUV funded by the state, but rather 4 children by 4 separate fathers... that way the maintenance risk is spread, and the benefits are optimal.

    Stuart said...

    "300 hooligans riot following a football match, if Police only manage to arrest 1% of them, how many escape to riot another day?"

    Answer is all of them because the Plod are too busy investigating racism in toy shops or homphobic remarks in school playgrounds