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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Kid’s Seemingly Correct Answer on a Math Test Has the Internet Up in Arms

"It doesn’t take much to cause everyone on the internet to go a little crazy, so it’s not completely surprising that an incorrect answer on a child’s math test is the latest event to get people fired up." continues GOOD Magazine

The test in question asked kids to solve 5x3 using repeated addition and the correct answer is “5 groups of 3” not “3 groups of 5.” This is a typical type of question set by the Common Core but has many questioning this type of standardized testing and how it affects learning. 

Photo via Cloakenn/Imgur

After an image of the test was uploaded to Imgur, many took to voicing their opinions on both sides of the argument. One commenter took up the side of the student, saying, “As an instructor: fuck it. I am actually happy when I see people finding alternative ways to solve the problems.” While another said, “Actually the teacher is correct. 5*3 means 5 times the number 3, or 3+3+3+3+3. Understand, we are not in the room when it was TAUGHT.”

One thing we can all agree on is that 5+5+5= people on the internet love to argue.

Source: GOOD Magazine