Why I hate math…

GRIN # 285

An actual problem from Tyler’s  second-grade homework:

Edgar and his sister read 15 books to their little brother. Edward read eight of them. His sister ate 2 oranges while Edward read. How many books did his sister read?

What the hell does the sister eating oranges have to do with ANYTHING?

But that’s the point of math, isn’t it? To confuse humans of all ages.

I have this nightmare that starts like this: Two trains leave in the middle of the night….remember that word problem?

I never do figure out when they pass each other or how fast they were going–in the dream or in reality.

My best advice? Pick “C.”


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