Maths illiteracy has led to Trump and Brexit: Eddie Woo

Why Climate Change Deniers are thick as brocks

“We’ve just had major election results that stem directly from mathematical illiteracy, because people don’t have the mathematical wherewithal to understand the statistics they’re being fed,” Mr Woo said.

“They look at them and say, ‘Well OK, sure, I don’t know any better.’ The fact that climate change denial can survive has a direct causal relationship with mathematical illiteracy.”

Mr Woo was a top 10 finalist for this year’s $1 million Global Teacher Prize, which was awarded to British arts and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou in Dubai on Sunday.

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