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Georgia school solves eight-year-olds’ slavery problem

by | 10th, January 2012

TO illustrate match problems at Beaver Ridge Elementary in Norcross, Ga., the teaching staff are counting slavery and beatings.

Question: “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”

Christopher Braxton ws surprised when he read his 8-year-old son’s maths homework:

“It kind of blew me away. Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He’s not answering this question.”

This is what happens when you read your child’s homework. Don’t. It only leads to pain and rows. (I one spent a week trying to fathom out a junior school maths solution called ‘Don’t Miss The Bus’.)

Another problem went:

Q: “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?”

Be careful with this one, mums and dads. Do you beat your child on a Sunday? If you answer “14”, expect a visits from the social services. Also, not that Frederick is belligerent Alsatian dog.


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