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Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders
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tried searching for this and i looked through the last 3 days of the general discussion forums and didn't find this so sorry if i missed it

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/teacher-fired-assigning-violent-math-problems-third-graders-201910368.html



A Washington, D.C., charter school teacher has been fired after it was discovered the teacher had assigned third-grade students a number of math problems framed around violent and illegal scenarios.

At first, the unnamed teacher at the Trinidad Center City School claimed he had been ordered to assign the problems, but it was quickly discovered that the teacher had actually downloaded them from a free homeschooling website


look at this math problem


"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?"


i always knew math was evil
Posted 3/3/12
lol this is almost identical to the math problems in that Georgia school that were supposedly 'racist.' Some teacher was shooting for some way to make the math problems seem more interesting to the kids...

...and nobody was around to tell said teacher that it was a REALLY bad idea.
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Math is indeed evil. I still think the teacher should of been suspended rather than being fired. Mm, and the answer is: 86.

Marbles, I mean math is serious business people.
Posted 3/3/12
Wow, I now like math.
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"John, Jack and Jim lit up their pipes after dinner and began blowing smoke rings. By the time they were finished, they had blown a total of 6437 smoke rings. If John blew 52 smoke rings and Jack blew 3896 smoke rings, how many smoke rings did Jim blow?"

Jack and Jim must have died.
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Okay, am i the only one who wishes that they had to do these problems in school? They're actually pretty hilarious.
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I know the parents had to be really upset.
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Evil I tell you.
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I knew it
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Next there will be math problems involving school shootings.
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That certainly would have kept my attention in Math T_T I really hated it once it went past Algebra..Geometry and all those others were a big pain..Why didn't my teachers make it much more enjoyable?
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""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?"

With all the Twilight-tards spawning everywhere I'm more surprised the American math average didn't increase. World is full of idiots.
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Goodness gracious! I have to wonder who exactly created the offending math problem. :x Perhaps they were just trying to be funny, or get students' attention?

...Certainly caught my attention, haha.
Posted 3/3/12
I remember going across this article a few days ago~

It's pretty saddening to see teachers like that these days~ or teachers that need some serious help..
-there's one article where a teacher gave a student with autism a "punishment box",putting him in there multiple times. The mother only found out when the child asked for decorations..
-another article stated that there was a 41 year old high school teacher who left his 3 kids and wife for an 18 year old student of his >.>

Some teachers just need to mature and act a bit smarter for their age o.o
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PinkCeres wrote:


""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?"

With all the Twilight-tards spawning everywhere I'm more surprised the American math average didn't increase. World is full of idiots.


im more surprised that you didn't notice that the human body only has at most 5-6 liters of blood

elephants have about 450 liters of blood

unless the vampire was a vampiric whale i doubt they have the capacity to drink that much
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