BRITAIN’S poor numeracy is the fault of maths for being so hard, experts have claimed.
The Institute for Studies found the reason almost 50% of the UK cannot do basic arithmetic is because maths is impossible to learn.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “It’s easy to point the finger at individuals or the education system, but the real problem is with maths itself. It’s like a foreign language or something. Seriously, have you tried it lately?
“Have a go at some multiplication. I guarantee you will give up.”
He added: “The most straightforward ‘solution’ – if I may use a maths-y word – is to ban maths altogether, then no-one would have to feel bad.”
Nikki Hollis, a sales manager from Stevenage, said: “I think if we stopped maths it may have some negative effects but the plus points would outweigh them.
“I have no idea what any of that means.”