# 1st Grade Math Homework [Pic]

Submitted by: 12chars 3 years ago in
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That"s easy. The answer is grape. With a silent h. Or it"s Pittsburgh.
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Male 299
What`s the problem? This has always been how I do subtractions...
Female 8,056
I too assume it is the third picture- because I can subtract 6 from 14- so why not ask children to do just that?
Male 2,675
I showed this to my FB friends and family (5 of them are teachers) ... all of them said, "WTF?!?" lol.
Male 40,764
"Make a ten to solve..."

What is "make a ten"? What does that even mean? :-/

So there`s 14 on the left side, you scratch out 4 and then scratch out 2 "from the ten" = the answer?

@aliyahg1979: I don`t mean to be mean :-) Yeah homonyms are messed up.
Female 655
Welcome to Common Core education: Where the government blackmails states that are desperate for funding by offering them "grants" to switch to this backwards, nonsensical way of teaching. They then proceed to terminate teachers with a previous excellent record when their normal students can`t grasp these awkward ways of learning. But hey, the schools got their funding.
Female 99
oh, now I see the whole 14 minus 4 then minus 2 thing other people said...well, I don`t really see it, I still don`t like `new` math (or whatever you call this).
Female 99
I don`t even know how kids these days learn math with their funky new methods...but I can still look at this and say "oh, it`s the 3rd one, 10 minus 2"
pretty sure that`s all it is....
so I`m still bored.
Female 450

Female 4,039
Hmmm, I feel like pizza.
Female 254
@wibble

one of the hardest things for me to understand when first learning English were the homonyms...

wind= wind is blowing
wind= I had to wind the toy up again

can= I can
can= a can of soup

close= i feel close to you
Female 254
lol there have been times where I`ve scratched my head at the children`s math homework questions just like this one... you have to be creative and use critical thinking now lol i don`t think they taught it back in the day lol 14-6=10-2
Male 461
Well, just because it is a maths question doesn`t mean they should give up on the English language completely. Ridiculous. Gauging maths ability on your ability to guess what a poorly phrased question is actually trying to say.
Male 650
I love everyone`s reaction to this.
Male 7,774
You mean they meant to write this? No wonder we don`t understand kids.
@Lando- I`ve tried to follow your explanation and I`m more confused than ever.
Male 1,071
I feel drunk having just read that
Male 11,739
Male 2,552
What the hell is this? Just teach kids math, damnit!

14
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8
Female 4,084
Male 3,842
Yes. Runemang is correct. The first two boxes show 10 and 4 = 14. The 4 are crossed out and another 2 of the remaining 10 are crossed out (6 crossed out in all), leaving 8. Why is this posted here? It looks like my 6-year-old`s math workbook.
Male 1,152
In my teaching elementary math class they taught us techniques like this. Some involve colored stars
Male 1,692
Makes sense, the answer is B. ;) The test probably involves using an ice cube tray or blocks as an additional learning tool.
Male 2,675
The two grids on the left have 10 and 4 (14) ... the ones on the right are after you subtract 6 (4 is eliminated and 10 loses 2.

P.S. If I didn`t have young kids in school right now I wouldn`t have the slightest drating idea what that`s suppose to represent. Only thing I can say is that when they explain them in class this visual representation makes a lot more sense. (Though what the hell was wrong with my generation`s 14 pictures of apples with 6 of them x`d out ... )
Male 1,558
WTF??
Male 903