"I was sleeping one night when a hungry vampire sucked 3652 liters of blood from me and 1865 liters of blood from my little brother. How much blood did the hungry vampire drink that night?"The linked article refers to "racially problematic" language on the web site, yet the only mention of such language is a reference to "Singapore Math"--a proper noun, as it's a math program modeled on how math is taught in Singapore. If that's the only "racially problematic" language ("racist" is also mentioned), then the article's author and those who complained about these math problems are idiots. The problems are inappropriate enough without tossing in a trumped-up charge of racism to seal the deal.
"I took a nap in a bog one day and woke up screaming. 3796 leeches, 2910 fleas and 1044 vampire bats were stuck to my bald head drinking my blood in ecstasy. How many bloodthirsty bloodsuckers were dining on my head?"
"John's father gave him 1359 marbles on his birthday. John swallowed 585 marbles and died. 9 of John's friends came for his funeral the next day. John's grieving father gave the remaining marbles to John's friends in equal numbers. How many marbles did each friend get?"
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Stupid Teacher Fired For Assigning Stupid Math Problems
A third grade teacher downloaded problems like these off a homeschooling web site and assigned them to his students: