Is there any point to the 12 times table?

Marvellous takedown of the idiotic idea that we should regress to the dark ages of learning by rote as proposed by the reactionaries’ reactionary, Michael Gove, in Is There Any Point to the 12 Times Table? on the Wolfram Blog.

With no prospect of the pre-decimal money system returning, I can only conclude that the logic behind this new priority is simply, “If learning tables up to 10 is good, then learning them up to 12 is better.”


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *