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1st Grade Math Homework [Pic]

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ZackDark
Male, 18-29, S. America
 271 Posts
Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:54:40 AM
What's the problem? This has always been how I do subtractions...

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5578 Posts
Saturday, November 16, 2013 1:02:19 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?

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2468 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 4:15:03 PM
I showed this to my FB friends and family (5 of them are teachers) ... all of them said, "WTF?!?" lol.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24824 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:22:34 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.

naravin
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 299 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 10:24:38 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.

QH_girl
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 99 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 8:56:12 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).

QH_girl
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 99 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 8:53:28 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.

Chaoskitty
Female, 18-29, Europe
 359 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 8:29:23 AM


Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3880 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 6:54:44 AM
Hmmm, I feel like pizza.

aliyahg1979
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 236 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 6:16:38 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

aliyahg1979
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 236 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 6:06:38 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

wibble4321
Male, 30-39, Asia
 310 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 5:33:16 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.

SoCal
Male, 18-29, Western US
 651 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 4:14:56 AM
I love everyone's reaction to this.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5680 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 2:41:34 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.

lukeforv123
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1046 Posts
Friday, November 15, 2013 1:29:54 AM
I feel drunk having just read that

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11686 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:31:45 PM
The answer is Rome squared.

TruTenrMan
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2565 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:25:29 PM
What the hell is this? Just teach kids math, damnit!

14
-6
__
8

slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3310 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:48:08 PM
first graders don't read.

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4798 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:45:57 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.

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 333 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:24:27 PM
In my teaching elementary math class they taught us techniques like this. Some involve colored stars

llaa
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1053 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:56:32 PM
Makes sense, the answer is B. ;) The test probably involves using an ice cube tray or blocks as an additional learning tool.

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2468 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:53:56 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 ... )

soundman655
Male, 50-59, Canada
 1484 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:35:20 PM
WTF??

12chars
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 246 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:29:04 PM
Link: 1st Grade Math Homework [Pic] [Rate Link] - That's easy. The answer is grape. With a silent h. Or it's Pittsburgh.


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