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# 1st Grade Math Homework [Pic]

That”s easy. The answer is grape. With a silent h. Or it”s Pittsburgh.

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Date: 11/14/13 05:25 PM

### 24 Responses to 1st Grade Math Homework [Pic]

1. 12chars Male 18-29
906 posts
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.
2. soundman655 Male 50-59
1558 posts
November 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm
WTF??
3. Runemang Male 30-39
2676 posts
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 ... )
4. llaa Male 30-39
1664 posts
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.
5. kree_ Male 30-39
990 posts
November 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm
In my teaching elementary math class they taught us techniques like this. Some involve colored stars
6. LandoGriffin Male 30-39
3844 posts
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.
7. slut_etta Female 50-59
3775 posts
November 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm
8. TruTenrMan Male 30-39
2553 posts
November 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm
What the hell is this? Just teach kids math, damnit!

14
-6
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8
9. freddyferret Male 40-49
11742 posts
November 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm
10. lukeforv123 Male 18-29
1053 posts
November 15, 2013 at 1:29 am
I feel drunk having just read that
11. drawman61 Male 50-59
7707 posts
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.
12. SoCal Male 18-29
650 posts
November 15, 2013 at 4:14 am
I love everyone`s reaction to this.
13. Wibble4321 Male 40-49
405 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.
14. 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
15. 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

can= I can
can= a can of soup

close= i feel close to you
16. Oystah Female 40-49
4033 posts
November 15, 2013 at 6:54 am
Hmmm, I feel like pizza.
17. Chaoskitty Female 18-29
439 posts
November 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

18. 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.
19. 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).
20. 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.
21. 5Cats Male 50-59
31789 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.
22. Runemang Male 30-39
2676 posts
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.