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(CNN)   Would you pass grade school today? Take this 8 question quiz and find out   (money.cnn.com) divider line 245
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2014-05-11 07:05:44 AM  
8/8.  Easy.
 
2014-05-11 07:45:01 AM  

nekom: 8/8.  Easy.


7/8

I misread the order of magnitude question.

Some concepts are so simple, they're difficult. Imagine a job interview with just a single piece of paper:

What is 1+1?

And a dozen lines to write an answer on. Most people would write a Dostevsky novel.
 
2014-05-11 08:09:16 AM  
doglover:7/8

I misread the order of magnitude question.


Same here. I don't think it was worded well. Or I just didn't read and consider it carefully enough.

Interesting that they had an area of a trapezoid question. I honestly don't recall learning that in grade school. It was at least junior high when they threw in some geometry into the basic math classes... Have they increased the math standards in the last 25 years? (if so, then good, IMHO).
 
2014-05-11 08:10:08 AM  
I had to look up how to find the area of a trapezoid. That's not one I use very often.
 
2014-05-11 08:12:50 AM  
7/8

Yeap, the trapezoid messed me up too. Plus I've been up since 0130 on travel and tried to do it in my tired head.

/I'm smarter than a 5th grader!
 
2014-05-11 08:27:06 AM  
7/8 It's early.

/I was told no math.
//coffee
 
2014-05-11 08:35:44 AM  
6/8 NEED MORE SLEEP!!!! (Wishing I could still drink coffee.)

A lot of those you didn't actually have to "solve" to get right which was interesting. I remember being taught to look over the solutions before trying to complete the problem because sometimes all you need to know is that it will end in 9 or whatever and if there's only one answer with 9 at the end, that's really as far as you need to go.
 
2014-05-11 08:51:22 AM  

mamoru: doglover:7/8

I misread the order of magnitude question.

Same here. I don't think it was worded well. Or I just didn't read and consider it carefully enough.

Interesting that they had an area of a trapezoid question. I honestly don't recall learning that in grade school. It was at least junior high when they threw in some geometry into the basic math classes... Have they increased the math standards in the last 25 years? (if so, then good, IMHO).


My wife went to Catholic school in NY. Her grade school was k-8.
 
2014-05-11 09:29:59 AM  

AirForceVet: 7/8

Yeap, the trapezoid messed me up too. Plus I've been up since 0130 on travel and tried to do it in my tired head.

/I'm smarter than a 5th grader!


I couldn't remember how to find the area of a trapezoid, and I really don't do geometry.  But I kind of educated guessed that it might be the average of the two bases times the height 'cause those things were there.  Turns out that worked.

That was the only tricky one for me.
 
2014-05-11 09:31:11 AM  

mamoru: doglover:7/8

I misread the order of magnitude question.

Same here. I don't think it was worded well. Or I just didn't read and consider it carefully enough.

Interesting that they had an area of a trapezoid question. I honestly don't recall learning that in grade school. It was at least junior high when they threw in some geometry into the basic math classes... Have they increased the math standards in the last 25 years? (if so, then good, IMHO).


Where I grew up, you had to be "advanced" to take any meaningful geometry until high school.  Of course, it's possible that we're all incredibly stupid.
 
2014-05-11 09:31:33 AM  
I know my answers would be a whole lot snarkier, that much is for sure.

www.teedious.com
 
2014-05-11 09:32:56 AM  

mamoru: doglover:7/8

I misread the order of magnitude question.

Same here. I don't think it was worded well. Or I just didn't read and consider it carefully enough.

Interesting that they had an area of a trapezoid question. I honestly don't recall learning that in grade school. It was at least junior high when they threw in some geometry into the basic math classes... Have they increased the math standards in the last 25 years? (if so, then good, IMHO).


Yep. Poorly worded
 
2014-05-11 09:33:00 AM  
Not only would I pass - I'd probably get As.
static1.businessinsider.com

Our academic system is a joke.
 
2014-05-11 09:33:01 AM  
7/8, and I guessed on two of them. Math was never my strong point.
 
2014-05-11 09:35:33 AM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-05-11 09:36:13 AM  
farking rectangles trying to be a triangle
 
2014-05-11 09:36:33 AM  
6/8... Can I get extra credit for converting that to 3/4, .75, and 75%?
 
2014-05-11 09:37:27 AM  
7/8. The magnitude question is very poorly worded.
 
2014-05-11 09:37:27 AM  
Can I still piss my pants, eat paste, and be afraid of girls? Those are time honored traditions.
 
2014-05-11 09:38:42 AM  
Schools today are geared only for short term facts memory retention in order to pass standardized tests (which are BIG MONEY for schools). Any actual knowledge that may linger in your brain afterwards is just coincidental residue.
 
2014-05-11 09:40:17 AM  
6.  I really thought I had that trapezoid nailed...needed one more think-through.
 
2014-05-11 09:40:33 AM  
6 out of 8 but I messed up on the first and easiest question.
 
2014-05-11 09:41:21 AM  
I think the drinking/cussing/hitting on teachers would probably get me expelled.
 
2014-05-11 09:41:25 AM  

jayphat: 7/8. The magnitude question is very poorly worded.


Reworded: POP! POP!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IQJjm-YrRM
 
2014-05-11 09:42:09 AM  
Meh, too early for math
 
2014-05-11 09:43:14 AM  
ITT we farked up on the trapezoid
7/8
 
2014-05-11 09:45:01 AM  

ArkAngel: mamoru: doglover:7/8

I misread the order of magnitude question.

Same here. I don't think it was worded well. Or I just didn't read and consider it carefully enough.

Interesting that they had an area of a trapezoid question. I honestly don't recall learning that in grade school. It was at least junior high when they threw in some geometry into the basic math classes... Have they increased the math standards in the last 25 years? (if so, then good, IMHO).

Yep. Poorly worded


Same here, but i really had to dig deep to remember how to do the trapezoid.
 
2014-05-11 09:45:57 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Can I still piss my pants, eat paste, and be afraid of girls? Those are time honored traditions.


Terrorist. Prepare to be force- fed Ritalin.
 
2014-05-11 09:47:55 AM  
I double-clicked the 'continue to the next question' button, but the correct answer to whatever the next question was appeared on the bottom right, so I got it with the second click and went on the next question anyway.

That's how badass I am at the maths. They just do themselves for me.
 
2014-05-11 09:48:15 AM  
8/8  I think I'll ask my 12 year old daughter to take it.
 
2014-05-11 09:50:11 AM  
7/8.  I looked at the trapezoid question, and said "I'm not stopping to do any real figuring.  So, D!"

I was wrong.

It's always C, isn't it?
 
2014-05-11 09:50:46 AM  
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How many Teabags does it take to find a conspiracy over Benghazi ?
 
2014-05-11 09:51:43 AM  
5/8 but Arithmancy was never my strong suit.
 
2014-05-11 09:52:48 AM  
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woot?
 
2014-05-11 09:54:14 AM  
7/8; I also got the trapezoid answer wrong.
 
2014-05-11 09:55:11 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Not only would I pass - I'd probably get As.


Our academic system is a joke.


TFA and headline were about grade school. Your graph is about colleges. F in reading comprehension for you.
 
2014-05-11 09:56:46 AM  
7/8, but geometry wasn't done until I was in middle school, times change, I guess...
 
2014-05-11 09:57:40 AM  
8/8

However I must say that Mr. Morris is a lazy twit.  Just knock out that last 1/12th of the fence on Tuesday & then spend Wednesday drinking beer.  You don't have to get the tools & supplies out & then put away again, nor do you have to get up early to get to the job site to get things done.  Just put in a little extra effort & get the job done in 2 days instead of 3.
 
2014-05-11 09:57:56 AM  
7 * 1 = 7

7 * 10 7
 
2014-05-11 09:58:23 AM  

SBinRR: 7/8.  I looked at the trapezoid question, and said "I'm not stopping to do any real figuring.  So, D!"

I was wrong.

It's always C, isn't it?


Find the height and width of the central square. The leftover right triangles are symmetrical. Invert one and join it into a rectangle with the other. Height and width again. Then add the two figures.

I learned to do a lot of really complicated math in engineering. In the real world where I don't have to show my work in long form, I then learned that you don't always have to take the classroom textbook approach and make everything as difficult as possible. Sometimes the correct approach is to make it as simple as the problem allows it to be made.
 
2014-05-11 09:58:54 AM  
I submit to the trapezoid overlord. 7/8
 
2014-05-11 09:58:58 AM  
7 * 1 = 7

7 * 10 .NE. 7

Thanks, HTML.
 
2014-05-11 09:59:53 AM  
I'm giving myself the full 8/8 because of the way that magnitude question was worded.
 
2014-05-11 10:00:06 AM  
Had to look this one up.
moodle.tbaisd.org
 
2014-05-11 10:00:38 AM  

doglover: nekom: 8/8.  Easy.

7/8

I misread the order of magnitude question.


jayphat: 7/8. The magnitude question is very poorly worded.


Let me guess... you both thought 7/7 = 1, saw it in the answers, and clicked it before looking at the other answers, which probably would have tipped you off that the question was about order of magnitude.

IDIOTS!!!

/yeah, I got 7/8 too
 
2014-05-11 10:00:47 AM  
8/8

Thanks for the heads-up about the 'It's a Trapezoid!'
 
2014-05-11 10:02:35 AM  
They were using metric units, proving that Common Core is a UN komminist conspiracy to take away our guns and steal our jerbs. THANKS OBAMA
 
2014-05-11 10:02:44 AM  
These seem like perfectly good math questions for children, though like many already posted, I am pretty sure a few are more advanced than anything I did through 5th grade. And I was always doing the most advanced math classes at my schools. I think 5th grade was 1978 for me, and back then elementary school went through 6th.
 
2014-05-11 10:04:21 AM  
6 out of 8

/grammar school was 43 years ago
//guessed on trapezoid had to drop of geometry because Greek class would have been easier
///could have aced English questions instead of math :(
 
2014-05-11 10:04:28 AM  

Recoil Therapy: 8/8

However I must say that Mr. Morris is a lazy twit.  Just knock out that last 1/12th of the fence on Tuesday & then spend Wednesday drinking beer.  You don't have to get the tools & supplies out & then put away again, nor do you have to get up early to get to the job site to get things done.  Just put in a little extra effort & get the job done in 2 days instead of 3.


Mr. Morris is a city worker, new jobs are never started on Thursday, 4 day weekend, if he finished on Tuesday he would have to start a new job on Wednesday.
 
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