An education issue not wholly Gove's fault…
Well they have already corrected it, but used the term “speed” instead of “velocity” when the two terms don’t actually mean the same thing. I’m not sure if it would be better or worse if they’d consistently used “speed” instead of “velocity”, but it’s not consistent.
Oh and they haven’t fixed the other terminology issues either. What a mess.Posted 3 years ago
Although I guess it’s possible that pressure to get it published meant there was insufficient scrutiny.
The authors of the new paper confused “velocity” for “acceleration” in one mechanics equation used to calculate kinetic energy.
The second error was in an equation used to measure movement, where what should have been “distance” was replaced by “time”. Other terms used in the first appendix, while not incorrect, were also considered problematic by some physicists and teachers.
It’s as if I gave you an equation to calculate your height, and it gave you an answer in kilograms Alby Reid
That the howlers have come from a department whose head is Education Secretary Michael Gove, who has insisted on higher teaching standards and rigorous testing, will strike many as ironic.
No doubt teachers will be blamed somewhere along the line for this.Posted 3 years agojag61Member
yes it is …however I heard an interview with Ed Balls yesterday when he claimed that the last ‘lot’solved the nhs waiting time issues in the 90s, “at the time there was a wait of 18 months for a hip op, and thats over 2 years ! was he not one of Goves predecessors? stupid seems be a requirement in that job.Posted 3 years ago
edit that jess green amazing I hope he gets to see it.ernie_lynchMember
Why is it that every archive photo the press uses when reporting a Michael Gove related news story they always choose one which shows him with ridiculously smug expression on his face, such as the one in the OP’s link :
This has to be blatant political bias as I can’t believe that anyone can always look quite that smug.Posted 3 years ago
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