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Day: October 29, 2015

Why 5+5+5 doesn’t always make 15: Maths exam question divides the internet
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Why 5+5+5 doesn’t always make 15: Maths exam question divides the internet

    Why 5+5+5 doesn’t always make 15: Working out the answer to 5x3 may seem simple enough but the solution one student gave has sparked an online debate. The maths question, which asks pupils to work out 5x3 using the repeated addition strategy, was posted on Reddit. View post on imgur.com A Year 3 pupil was marked down for the solution written out for 5x3 It shows a Year 3 pupil being marked down for the solution 5+5+5, with the teacher noting the correct working out should be shown as 3+3+3+3+3. A second question asks students to draw an array to show and solve 4x6, with the student drawing six rows of four as the answer. This is also marked as incorrect, with the teacher highlighting four rows of six as how it should be written out. The National Council of Teachers of Math...
BNP Vice Chairman Shamsher Mobin quits Polititics
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

BNP Vice Chairman Shamsher Mobin quits Polititics

    Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury has resigned as the vice chairman of the BNP. He submitted his resignation to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia last night. The former BNP leader told Independent Television that he took the decision over considerations of health. He said that he had written to the party chief explaining his inability to continue in his position for health reasons. He said that his letter was handed to the party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam last night. He joined the BNP in 2008 after serving as the Bangladesh envoy in the US for two years. Mobin was made a vice chairman after the BNP’s national convention in 2009.
MI5 Boss: IS Planning UK Mass Casualty Attacks
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

MI5 Boss: IS Planning UK Mass Casualty Attacks

    The head of MI5 has said the terror threat level facing Britain is the highest he had seen in his 32-year career. Andrew Parker, director general of the Security Service, said six terror plots have been thwarted in the last year. And during a speech in London on Wednesday, he also warned that so-called Islamic State (IS) is planning "mass casualty" attacks on Britain. He described a three dimensional threat" at home, overseas and online - with an increasing amount of MI5's casework linked to Syria and IS. It (IS) uses the full range of modern communications tools to spread its message of hate, and to inspire extremists, sometimes as young as their teens, to conduct attacks in whatever way they can. And he warned the threat posed by IS - also known as ISIL - shows no sign o...
Population estimates just got revised up
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Population estimates just got revised up

    The UK's population is going to swell by almost 10 million people in the next 25 years, taking us to a total of 74.3m by the middle of 2039. The figures, projected by the Office for National Statistics, suggest that by 2027 the UK will reach the 70 million point. Net migration is expected to account for 51 per cent of the total increase, while a "natural increase" will account for 49 per cent of the growth. The ONS has had to revise its forecast for growth over the next decade upwards to 4.4m from the 2012 estimate, which was around 250,000 lower. However the population is projected to continue ageing, with the median age rising from 40 years in 2014 to 40.9 years in mid-2024 and 42.9 by mid-2039, by which point one in 12 people will be 80-plus. England's population will g...