Pity the poor Georgian politician

by Andy on 11/14/2004 · 1 comment

So you thought folks in Georgia were tough? You thought that the hardships of the fall of the Soviet Union and the chaos of the Shervardnadze years had brought about a new breed of tougher, streetwise, politicians?

Think again. A bunch of politicians are running scared of a maths textbook aimed at little children:

The exercise provoking most disapproval recalls a fight in Georgia’s parliament in which the speaker poured mineral water over the head of an MP.

Children are asked to work out how much water remains in the bottle afterwards.

The book’s author says he is simply trying to make maths fun, and elementary school students seem to agree.

But critics argue the book should be banned because it is degrading to politicians.


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Tatyana November 15, 2004 at 6:57 pm

You didn’t supply a link, but I assume this was not a serious textbook, rather a humorous one, sort of like what Gregory Oster wrote (at least 4 math and physics books for 3-5th grade- and up)
178. Ð? Ñ?коле Ñ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ?Ñ? 70 Ñ?еловек. Ð?Ñ?Ñ?алÑ?нÑ?е 430 Ñ?Ñ?еников валÑ?Ñ?Ñ?
дÑ?Ñ?ака. СколÑ?ко вÑ?его Ñ?Ñ?еников в Ñ?Ñ?ой Ñ?коле?

[ 70 pupils study in this school. The rest- 430- are wasting their time (or- *taking up space*- you got the idea). A question: how many pupils there are in this school alltogether?]

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