It’s no surprise that our children’s education is becoming more and more advanced by the minute. Between challenging assignments and projects and the massive amount of homework assigned to even children at the elementary level, students are under a lot of pressure.
It used to be fairly easy for parents to assist with their children’s math homework, when the child was struggling, but with the progressive world of education, those once easy multiplication problems have turned into mind boggling equations.
When U.K. mom, Louise Bloxham, posted her second graders math problem on social media, the equation went viral and has parents arguing over the correct answer. The problem was taken from a required standard assessment test that her seven-year old child had been assigned.
Several different answers were debated amongst parents after it was posted on the Parents Against Primary Testing Facebook page.
Several answers were suggested including: two, 46 and zero. Some fought over whether there were people on the train to begin with and if the conductor should be counted as one of the riders.
Parents debated over whether the children in second grade should be required to know such detailed questions that could result in a variety of outcomes.
The final comment on the page was: “The published answer for this is 65, so continue debating whether this is too hard.”