Friday, January 14, 2011

MARIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last night, I was checking math homework. The question was, "What is the perimeter of a square where each side is 5 meters long?"

And, for the answer, Marie had written "Yes."

So I called her back and showed her that "Yes" is not the answer. I explained how you find the perimeter. She went back to her desk, and a few minutes later came back and said she'd fixed it.

Now the answer said "No."

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I did not know better I would think Marie and I were related.I also thought the answer was yes.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Replacing the 5 in the question by 10.5 would have made for hilarity amongst the cognoscenti ;-)

The Mother said...

Poor Marie. But she is in good company.

Maybe you can cheer her up with these:

http://blog.jimmyr.com/Funny_student_Exam_Answers_13_2008.php

Anonymous said...

I always loved word problems. My favorite was when two trains left two different destinations, going two different speeds...when will they cross paths. My answer was always "Thursday at 3:11 p.m."

wv: taterher

ERP said...

Perhaps she'll be an orthopaedist?

Anonymous said...

well if Yes was the wrong answer,obviously it had to be No.What's wrong with you Dad?





wv undedfor---something for Zombies?

Anonymous said...

I think I will be long in the ground before the current generation realizes that Social Security is bust. Thankfully.

Zen Master Zed said...

Maybe.

Moose said...

I really like this kid.

Miss Chevious said...

Hello Dr. Grumpy,

Did your Twitter account get hacked? The newest tweet has a link to some pretty serious malware.

Love your blog. Sorry for the OT post.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

That's weird. I just clicked on it, and it seemed fine. I put that one up yesterday.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Everyone knows the answer to that question is "Sometimes".

Anonymous said...

Your kiddos crack me up! How old are they (and please don't answer 'yes' or 'no'); LOL! And Frank's issue last week with the dog bowl and his future as a sculptor, LOL! There is someone in a town not far from mine who makes the most amazing snow sculptures. And with all the snow we have had in the Midwest I am sure that he has something outside now. If I get a chance I will get over to that area and try to take a picture of what's in the yard this week. A few year's ago he created an open door oven, with the Pillsbury Dough Boy holding a tray cookies---AMAZING! Have a great weekend, ALL!

guidetomedschool said...

WOW

Anonymous said...

There's always history, or architecture for folks like us.

Amy said...

LOL. Process of elimination!

pharmacy chick said...

marie...pssst...20meters...

Julie said...

Mmmm, maths challenged me thinks ....

Nancy said...

Off topic:

Geeze, just like a child when told, 'Don't touch that,' I went ahead and clicked on the link in your Twitter feed.

Something is virus-infected there because I received the same malware popup.

I hastily closed my browser and started slathering anti-virus all over my computer and, for added protection, cleaned my monitor.

The added protection worked! My eyes are not straining as hard to look through the smudges.

Anonymous said...

Five out of four people don't understand fractions.
--Queen Anne's Lace

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous January 14, 2011 1:05 PM - history maybe, but do you realise just how much maths is involved in architecture? As an architect, I can tell you that most of the design process is pure applied geometry, and that's before we even get to calculating load-bearing structures.

Unless of course you want to become the "draw a pretty shape and leave the thinking to the engineer" type, then knock yourself out. There are plenty of those already, alas.

Anonymous said...

Julie is on the right track.
You should have recognized subtle female code for "I hate Math"

Cliff

Anonymous said...

@Queen Anee's Lace

There are 10 types of people who understand binary notation - those who do and those who don't.

Anonymous said...

@Binary notation
This is a rather heavy technical comment for a laughs blog ;-)
BTW is "Queen Anee's Lace"
a typing miss or an anagram?

Cliff

lovinmyjob said...

I think the problem was missing some vital info. How fast was the square traveling? What city did it leave from? Was the warp drive initiated? Gosh, it's no wonder kids don't understand math these days!

 
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