No fourth-graders were available

Had there been, we likely wouldn’t have seen this:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: I have used 0.01 GB out of 2 GB. How many GB do I have left?

I suppose she was told there would be no math.







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  1. fillyjonk »

    10 January 2017 · 2:37 pm

    I believe I’ve told the story on-blog before of the student I had (when I was a TA) who said she couldn’t divide 1.2 by 4 because she left her calculator at home. I explained “treating it like it’s actually 12 and then putting the decimal point back” (to simplify how I explained it). She looked at me like I had lobsters coming out of my ears: “You can DO THAT?!?!?!!”

    What DO they teach them at these schools?

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