A maths exam asked students to count calories in a woman's meal. Here's why that's a problem.


Students in the UK were asked to calculate the calorific value of a woman’s breakfast of banana and yoghurt while sitting their GCSE maths exam last week. 

The exam paper has been subject to a lot of conversation online after students living with and recovering from eating disorders said the question triggered and panicked them. 

“There are 84 calories in 100g of banana. There are 87 calories in 100g of yogurt. Priti has 60g of banana and 150g of yogurt for breakfast. Work out the total number of calories in this breakfast,” read the question in the Edexcel GCSE maths paper. GCSEs are a set of compulsory examinations sat by 16-year-old students in the UK. Read more…

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