PoSWW 30: This Does Not Compute

The above was described by a VCAA apparatchik as a “beautiful poster”. Proving, it seems, that beauty is in the eye of the beholden.



7 Replies to “PoSWW 30: This Does Not Compute”

  1. I imagine that the poster will appear in many classrooms. Generally, I am not a great fan of posters, although I admit that I went through a stage of creating posters; they were to be simple, interesting, and replaced monthly; see attached.


      1. What is not correct is the conclusion – It is very surprising that the first and 29th PM had the same birthday. It is not surprising that two PMs have the same birthday.

        As for the VCAA poster: Holy crap, Batman! How did the pigeonhole principle end up between all these buzzwords for education scientists?

          1. The 22nd and 24th presidents of the USA had the same birthday…

            …same year, too…

            …plus a lot of other things.

  2. It’s the same pseudo-mathematics bullshit that you see on TV shows where you need a blackboard filled with mathematical equations because there’s some boffin either dead or being interviewed.

    This poster is nothing more than propaganda for bullshit in mathematics. It ticks all the boxes – colourful, impressive sounding buzzwords, nice looking graphics. I wonder how much money was spent producing it?

    It is a declaration of war against authentic mathematics in the classroom.

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