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24 April 2017 07:26 (South Africa)

Japanese teacher in trouble for "deadly" maths question

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

A maths teacher in Japan received a stern talking to from the authorities after he posited the following question to his primary school students: how many days it would take to kill 18 children if you murdered three each day? The teacher's been let off with a warning from the education authority of the Aichi prefecture, and a promise that he'd be watched. For his part, the teacher said it would never happen again. The answer is six days, in case you're wondering. Read more: Sapa-DPA, via IOL

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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