South Africa Always Had Problems With Division

1 Nov

To be fair, to claim — as some have — that this mathematical error is ironically indicative of the state of South African education is uncharitable. We know this because 21 divided by 7 is correctly solved as 3 directly below the incorrect one, so it was probably one of the students who made the error, which the teacher then corrected. You can also tell that this is what happened because the student still has the chalk dust on her back from where the teacher beat her with the duster for getting the answer wrong. Now that’s a bit more like South African education.

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One Response to “South Africa Always Had Problems With Division”

  1. John Child November 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    ? I presume you’re referring to a Census interpretation or calculation error. I’ve missed that. A link?

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