Matt Thrower wrote on Twitter that his 11-year-old was doing her SATs exam and didn’t know that ‘M’ was 1,000 in Roman numerals.
Then the Department for Education (DfE) replied, asking Thrower to remove the tweet.
And then this happened:
But this is only the tip of the iceberg. It turns out the DfE has a rather innovative national strategy to keep the test questions under wraps.
And someone had a great point: