Viral Message: A spokesperson for the British government has confirmed that the National Curriculum includes the learning of Arabic numerals for all children from the age of three and up.
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A spokesperson for the British government has confirmed that the National Curriculum includes the learning of Arabic numerals for all children from the age of three and up.
A Southend News Network investigation has also revealed that thousands of classrooms across the country have large displays that show the digits that children are now being forced to learn.
An Ofsted source said, ‘Our guidelines make it perfectly clear.’
‘In the interests of high standards of numeracy and cultural awareness, children of all ages must be familiar with the system of Arabic numerals from the earliest possible age.’
A spokesperson for the organisation Binary Users Against Extremism suggested that schools should ditch the Arabic numerals system and adopt their method instead.
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Viral Message Verification:- The news about UK schoolchildren are only now also required to learn Arabic numerals is not true. The news was published in a satire website southendnewsnetwork, on March 24, 2018 on the Southend News Network, titled as "Government confirms all UK schoolchildren must learn Arabic numerals" archived here.
They have a disclaimer on their about page that reads (in part):
Southend News Network was originally started in October 2015 with no real aims or objectives in mind other than to add a satirical/spoof-like touch to issues that people are passionate about in Southend On Sea. Above all else, SNN is all about having the occasional 'dig' at the powers that be, as well a slightly bigger and more frequent 'dig' at certain elements of local media!.
Hoax of learning Arabic or some other language is not new and many satire websites has been producing such news over the years.
Thelastlineofdefense published one such link titled as California Governor Signs Order To Use ARABIC Numerals In Public Schools.
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