Math illiteracy on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

The contestant, the studio audience, and the online audience all got this easy math question wrong.

I don’t think this is so much a reflection on any of them, as it is on the horrible state of math education in this country. If this had taken place in Norway or South Korea, I think the contestant and both audiences would have gotten it correct.

When not knowing Math can cost you $15,000


July 31, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Education, Math, Television.


  1. Jack replied:

    It also says something about the audience, too.

  2. moron replied:

    An ugly thing it says about some in the audience is that some are willing to guess and speculate with the contestant’s money–even with the contestant states that s/he is unemployed. Seriously, if you don’t know, why don’t you just not vote?

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