That’s more than a third of us.
You do the math. Ireland tanks at numeracy – but not as bad as US and UK.
“Our virtual Tesco shop of the same 30 items costs €132.64 in the Republic and €112.02 in the North, a difference of more than 20 per cent. ”
Actually, no. It’s either 18.4% dearer in Republic, or 15.5% cheaper in NI… but definitely not “more than 20 per cent”.
Irish primary schools ranked as follows: reading 10th out of 45 countries, maths 17th out of 50 countries, science 22nd out of 50 countries
— Brian O’Donovan (@BrianODTV3) December 11, 2012
Well, you get what you pay for.
OK, so ‘the beautiful Chelsea’ may not the sharpest protractor in the pencil case but – with this video now going viral – her husband, Travis ‘how to make a viral video*’ Chambers – will do well to avoid a divorce. Or a fake, viral divorce. Or something.
(*H/T to Garrett in comments.)
Redditor Tinatinatinatina‘s sister has been “teaching math in English to 4th graders in China. Bearing in mind that ‘<‘ and ‘>’ are often used as quotation marks in certain languages, you can understand the misunderstanding.
We chose to believe, however, that the kid in question was simply being awesome.