Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Big Brother UK - Freddie dyscalculic?
Posted by ert on July 29 2009 02:22 AM
Just watched a clip from the current US version of Big Brother. I don't watch the show, just found it by luck?
Anyway, there's a girl named Jordan who was talking about not being able to tell time. The other guys are making fun of her, trying to teach her what a quarter is in time, but she confuses a quarter with a quarter of 100, instead of 60. Here's the clip;
Jordan and Jeff are lying on the bed talking when Jordan reveals she can't handle time on a clock. She basically doesn't know what 'quarter till' means. Jeff tries to educate her. He asks her how many quarters are in an hour. She says 25. He then asks her how many minutes are in an hour. She actually knows the answer is 60. So, he asks her how many quarters make up an hour. She says 25 again. Hoping to help her, he tells her that she needs to divide 60 minutes by 4. But asking her to do division only makes things worse. Jeff breaks things down further. He asks her what is half of 60. She says 30. Then he ask what is half of 30. She says 15. So, he asks again, how many quarters are in an hour. She still doesn't know. The segment mercifully ends.