Why Do People Think It Is OK To Be Bad At Maths?

The average UK adult is worth at maths than a primary school pupil. They cannot read a bank statement or understand their electricity bill.
Being bad at maths is how people excuse themselves from certain things, even as simple as working out change.
People can make this excuse now because so much is automated. Bills are paid by direct debit or added up as items are read by a till. Then there is celebrity culture, promoting the stupidest, tackiest, foulest to superstardom as they work out how to keep themselves in the media as they constantly emphasise their total lack of any sort of intelligence at all.
Even cabinet ministets are excused their inability to do maths. David Blunket, then education secretary, once laughed of his inability to multiply seven by eight. An example to us all.

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