Could you pass this primary school maths test?

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Could you pass this primary school maths test?

apparently 17 million adults wouldn't:

Seventeen million adults – nearly half the working population – have the maths skills of a child at primary school, a report revealed yesterday.

Their grasp of numbers is so poor that they struggle to work out deductions on their pay slips or calculate change.

The number who struggle with basic numeracy has grown by two million over the past decade, even though billions of pounds has been poured into schemes to improve standards.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108989/Nation-maths-dunces-17-million-adults-fail-tests-set-primary-schoolchildren.html#ixzz1nxB533P0

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Yes. And it's not even hard. One of the questions wasn't even mathematical!

Throw in 1/2 x 1/4 let's see how many adults can work that out!

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1/8.   Do I pass Daeds?  Do I?

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Corris wrote:
1/8.   Do I pass Daeds?  Do I?

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Corris wrote:
1/8.   Do I pass Daeds?  Do I?

YEs you do Corris, have a sticker Smile
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Well done Corris.

I got them all right, but partly because DD's year 6 homework this week was similar, so I've had a recent refresher, lol.

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I got them right, would have been annoyed if I hadn't

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Seriously worrying!  They are all just basic maths.  Might test ES on them tomorrow...