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Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders
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BlueSparkle wrote:

Who said math never killed anyone?


it nearly killed me when i jabbed my neck with a pencil...damn math
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The only scenario in which mathematical problems are presented in such a shocking manner could be considered acceptable or warranted, would be in a classroom of children (not at THIS age) that the majority of, were failing, or in danger of failing.

The 'wtf' factor of word problems like these may actually serve as a learning aid, or at least compel the children to whom such homework is assigned, to actually put it in front of their faces. I am not saying that it applies to the children in question.

Given the AGE of the children that this work appeared in front of, it is certainly unacceptable.

This educator neglected to even glance at the work he gave his students, after downloading it from a homeschooling website. This is what happens to lazy people. Lazy people get burned.
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Math just got awesomer.
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that's effing funny , wish they gave us math problems like that :3
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And you know, the dangers of consuming marbles IS relevant to this age group. I would present the information in a different way, but hey - little Timmy did DIE from eating 1573 marbles.
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Now THAT'S a teacher with a sense of humor.
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Posted 3/4/12
Makes math a little more interesting.
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what's so bad about it? i appreciate the humour, the school must be full of anti-joke chickens, its not the teachers fault john swallowed hundreds of marbles
Posted 4/29/12
Meh. Bitch deserved it.
Posted 4/29/12
math is a torture subject, chinese people always survive the math subject
Posted 4/29/12
If maths was only that fun.
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Posted 4/29/12
Well he should have become a comedian and not a teacher.
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ZenZaku wrote:

Okay, am i the only one who wishes that they had to do these problems in school? They're actually pretty hilarious.


I would definitely have paid more attention to math if we did, though I might've grown up with slightly twisted morals..
Posted 4/29/12

uhohimdead wrote:

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


Wow, lol. What kind of homeschooling website did he get these math problems from??


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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.


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


LOL!
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Posted 4/29/12
Incredible.
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