Man shares pic of ‘stereotypes’ in daughter’s maths textbook, sparks mixed reaction

Several corrections can be spotted throughout the page, and the caption by William Sutcliffe gives an explanation for that.
The image shows a part of the maths textbook.(Twitter@Will_Sutcliffe8)
The image shows a part of the maths textbook.(Twitter@Will_Sutcliffe8)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury

A post shared by Twitter user William Sutcliffe has grabbed the attention of netizens for its shocking content. The post consisted of a page taken from a Mathematics textbook in circulation in Scotland. The contents of the textbook have left netizens asking questions, and it may raise many queries in your head too.

The image shared in the post shows some maths sums. “My daughter’s ‘curriculum for excellence’ maths homework (used throughout Scotland) features sums about women going on spa breaks and calculating weight loss; men buying bikes and doing sit-ups,” reads the caption by Sutcliffe.

Several corrections can be spotted throughout the page, and the caption gives an explanation for that. “Very unimpressed wife has changed the names on the worksheet,” it reads.

Take a look at the post:

Shared on December 6, the post has garnered over 6,500 likes along with many angry comments from netizens. While some pointed out how such a curriculum is completely backdated, others requested the original poster to lodge a concerned complaint to the school authorities. However, some expressed that it was not possible for schools to change the curriculum to keep up with society.

The textbook publisher also replied to the tweet: 

Here’s how others reacted:

What are your thoughts on this matter?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Topics
Close Story
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP
×
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, October 23, 2021