Another communiction from one of our correspondents brought us this comment on what's happening in Britain's schools 
Teaching Maths Through the Ages 1. Teaching Maths In 1970 A logger sells a lorry load of timber for £1000. His cost of production is 4/5 of the selling price. 2. Teaching Maths In 1980 A logger sells a lorry load of timber for £1000. His cost of production is 4/5 of the selling price, or £800. 3. Teaching Maths In 1990 A logger sells a lorry load of timber for £1000. His cost of production is £800. 4. Teaching Maths In 2000 A logger sells a lorry load of timber for £1000. His cost of production is £800 and his profit is £200. 5. Teaching Maths In 2008 A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is totally selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. 6. Teaching Maths 2018

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