Schools Minister refuses to answer simple maths questions during interview
How well do you know your times tables? Better than the School's Minister hopefully. Earlier today he refused to answer questions on them during an interview on Good Morning Britain.
The School's Minister said he didn't want to answer the questions as he 'didn't want to get into it' and had learnt 'through bitter experience' to not answer these type of questions on live TV.
It comes as eight-year-olds are to face further tests on their maths skills to improve numeracy skills.
The Minister claimed: 'No eight or nine-year-old would be doing it [times tables] on live TV.' He added: 'I do know the answers to these questions but I'm not going to answer them on live TV.'
On Twitter, viewers commented on the importance of knowing the simple maths.