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Old 01-05-06, 05:55 PM
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Would you give this student full credit?



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http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/member.php?u=31289

What do I win?
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I am a science teacher. I have seen eqaully funny answers. I usally circle them and draw a smile, sometimes I put "LOL". I still mark the question wrong and take off full points.
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Answer is 5
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Originally Posted by neiname
Answer is 5
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Besides, that can't be right. What are the odds of a right triangle with sides of 3 and 4 having another one that's 5? That's too perfect, and our numbering system too arbitrary to allow such simplicity. 3,4,5? I bet it's pi.
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Originally Posted by General Zod


Found it here . Thanks to cheapbastid.

Sure I would... as long as they are 1st graders working on identifying letters!
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That student will get further in life from his cleverness and sense of humor than most of the others will from their math skills. America, gotta love it.
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Originally Posted by neiname
Answer is 5
You only get 1/2 credit. If you gave 5 cm, then you'd get full credit.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
That student will get further in life from his cleverness and sense of humor than most of the others will from their math skills. America, gotta love it.
Well ... only if he meant to be funny. More likely, he was being serious.
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Originally Posted by neiname
Answer is 5
Show all work!
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I handed in a quiz like that in 6th grade when my teacher refused to move me to the advanced math class because I didn't do homework. (Still got As in tests).

For example, the question would be:

6 - x = 4

What is x?


And I'd write:

x + 5 = 14 / 2

Which is right. But she marked it wrong.
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Originally Posted by General Zod


Found it here . Thanks to cheapbastid.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I handed in a quiz like that in 6th grade when my teacher refused to move me to the advanced math class because I didn't do homework. (Still got As in tests).

For example, the question would be:

6 - x = 4

What is x?


And I'd write:

x + 5 = 14 / 2

Which is right. But she marked it wrong.
Well, truth be told while there are smart teachers, there are plenty who are not.
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Reminds me of the Cheers episode where Cliff got on Jeopardy.

It listed some famous people in final jeopardy and his response was along the lines of:

"Who are three people who have never been in my house."
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I handed in a quiz like that in 6th grade when my teacher refused to move me to the advanced math class because I didn't do homework. (Still got As in tests).

For example, the question would be:

6 - x = 4

What is x?


And I'd write:

x + 5 = 14 / 2

Which is right. But she marked it wrong.
Technically, without further effort, doesn't that just tell you what x + 5 is?

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http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/image/essay/1

I like this essay more.
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I'd take off points for mixing cursive and standard letters. That student obviously put no thought into the H. What are they teaching in schools nowadays?!?! The kid has no future.
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Originally Posted by U6C84
Great read! Surprised he received a D - wonder what it takes to get a failing grade in that class... Appreciate that he referenced tubgirl.
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Originally Posted by U6C84
That is so fake.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I handed in a quiz like that in 6th grade when my teacher refused to move me to the advanced math class because I didn't do homework. (Still got As in tests).

For example, the question would be:

6 - x = 4

What is x?


And I'd write:

x + 5 = 14 / 2

Which is right. But she marked it wrong.
Actually, while it is true, it isn't right. The instructions were to solve for x. I'd have marked it wrong too. I'd likely have moved you to the advanced class though, just to rid myself of one more smartass kid.
Old 01-06-06, 08:31 AM
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I do stuff like that at work all the time - receive emails that ready "Please find the attached spreadsheet..." and reply, "Found it! It's the little .xls icon at the bottom of the email!"

No wonder I've been stuck in the same position for so long...
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When I was in college, I took a class on World Politics and our final assignment was to write a paper detailing a realistic strategy that the US could pursue to reduce armed conflicts around the world. As an example of what not to do, the professor told us about a paper someone turned in that suggested we develop mind-control guns that make people happy and docile. We were told upfront that any silly answers would receive an 'F', regardless of how humorous they were.

Several weeks later, the kid that sat next to me turned in a paper saying the US should spend money on training missionaries and sending them all over the world. His reasoning was that if everyone was Christian, they wouldn't want to fight anymore. When he got his paper back with a big fat 'F' on it, he let me read it. It was painfully and unintentionally-hilariously awful. Most of its 10 pages were anecdotes about some missionaries that were friends with the kid's parents and what nice people they were.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Reminds me of the Cheers episode where Cliff got on Jeopardy.

It listed some famous people in final jeopardy and his response was along the lines of:

"Who are three people who have never been in my house."
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