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Date: 11/14/13 05:25 PM

24 Responses to 1st Grade Math Homework [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of 12chars
    12chars Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    Link: 1st Grade Math Homework - That`s easy. The answer is grape. With a silent h. Or it`s Pittsburgh.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm
    WTF??
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    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 ... )
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    llaa Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    Makes sense, the answer is B. ;) The test probably involves using an ice cube tray or blocks as an additional learning tool.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    In my teaching elementary math class they taught us techniques like this. Some involve colored stars
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    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.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3879 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    first graders don`t read.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm
    What the hell is this? Just teach kids math, damnit!

    14
    -6
    __
    8
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    The answer is Rome squared.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2013 at 1:29 am
    I feel drunk having just read that
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    November 15, 2013 at 2:41 am
    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.
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    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 4:14 am
    I love everyone`s reaction to this.
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
    417 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 5:33 am
    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.
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    aliyahg1979 Female 30-39
    254 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 6:06 am
    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
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    aliyahg1979 Female 30-39
    254 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 6:16 am
    @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

    read= i want to read
    read= i read yesterday

    can= I can
    can= a can of soup

    close= i feel close to you
    close= please close the door
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 6:54 am
    Hmmm, I feel like pizza.
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    Chaoskitty Female 18-29
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    November 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

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    QH_girl Female 18-29
    99 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 8:53 am
    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.
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    QH_girl Female 18-29
    99 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 8:56 am
    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).
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    naravin Female 18-29
    656 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 10:24 am
    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.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    "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.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    I showed this to my FB friends and family (5 of them are teachers) ... all of them said, "WTF?!?" lol.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7607 posts
    November 16, 2013 at 1:02 am
    I too assume it is the third picture- because I can subtract 6 from 14- so why not ask children to do just that?
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    November 16, 2013 at 8:54 am
    What`s the problem? This has always been how I do subtractions...

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