Monday, November 4, 2013

Just buy a painted house

Remember I wrote about Abby and David doing a word problem? It went like this:

Bob has 3 apples. Susan has 9 more apples than Bob. If Susan has 20 apples how many does Bob have?

David: 3
Abby: I have no idea.
Me: 11

David: No, he has 3 it says it right THERE. This is a trick question!

Last night we watched the movie Little Big League. For all you suffering from 4th grade math homework (or heck any homework) this one's for you!

 
 

7 comments:

  1. Haha, I just started doing the problem in my head too! I didn't catch on either.

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  2. I agree that it is 11.

    Cool video!

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  3. I was a math teacher back before having my kids, but totally got a laugh from this today. Thanks Kerri!!

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  4. OMG that totally seems like a trick question. I just did it in my head and you and David are BOTH right. GAH!!!
    Poor Abby. Also what was right???

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  5. totally had to reread that math problem! what is it with school work these days? i just had to google about a question on patty's homework a week or so ago. and she's in first grade! you know somewhere a teacher is just reduced to snickers knowing that we are all sitting at the kitchen table with our kids scratching our heads about these problems!

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  6. Questions like this prove that my husband and I will have to go back to school to help our boys with their homework.

    I still think the answer is three, though, so what is it?

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    1. This post also made me think of this: http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/How+I+See+Math+Word+Problems.+damn+maths_0bf436_3862234.jpg

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