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by | 26th, September 2003

‘IF Saddam Hussein has two weapons of mass destruction and it takes three men working at 100% efficiency 45 minutes to prime and load them, how long before we are all dead? Show workings.

If you can read this, you can be a teacher

So far it taken hundreds of man-hours to find a definitive answer to that question, although anyone who wrote “This is Bollox” on their question papers will be given an A* grade.

But it’s not supposing we are finding this simple sum so hard to solve, given that, according to the front page of the Telegraph, a quarter of maths teachers are ‘unqualified’.

The story goes that over 800,000 secondary school students are being taught maths by teachers who don’t even have an

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