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Why are we so bad at maths?

The government is throwing itself at a prize which had eluded many: making Britain more numerate

By Josh Lowe   September 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron watches as Tino Muchirawehondo, 15, solves a problem in her year 11 maths class in Cedar Mount high school in Gorton, Manchester. © Richard Pohle/The Times/PA Wire

“I love how we managed to get the #Edexcelmaths onto the news yet we couldn’t figure out if Karl made £24 or £10…”

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