Tag Archives: maths

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That’s more than a third of us.

Rapscallion writes:

You do the math. Ireland tanks at numeracy – but not as bad as US and UK.

The Countries Struggling The Most With Math (Statista)

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James writes:

“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”.

North And South: A tale Of Two Grocery Bills (Conor Pope, Irish Times)

Well, you get what you pay for.

Or not…

Irish Teachers Among Highest Paid in OECD (Irish Times, September 2012)



Here’s €1.50. Gimme six of those bad boys.

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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.)

tastefully offensive

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.



‘Mathemusician’ and class doodler Vi Hart offers another modest suggestion as to how time spent at boring lectures can be used to greater benefit.