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Friday math movie: Miss USA 2011 - Should math be taught in schools?

By Murray Bourne, 02 Sep 2011

Here are some strong arguments about whether we should teach math in schools. It's hilarious - or very disturbing - depending on your point of view!

Some of the great lines in this video are:

  • I do not believe in math and I don't think we should encourage it
  • Math is a theory and it's not at all that the Bible tells us
  • We don't know what the square root of 16 is - nobody knows

Yes, it is a parody - and a rather biting one at that.

See the 9 Comments below.

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