I subbed three 1st grade classes at the same school the first week of the new school year. The kids are starting to learn the concept of words problems and number placement in Math.
Their workbook pages were concentrating on organizing number groups of adding and subtraction by 10’s in the form: “What’s 10 more? What’s 10 less? What’s 3 more? What’s 1 less”…etc
Skipping the coloring questions #6 & #8, Take a couple of seconds and answer problems 4, 5 and 7.
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Did you get 24, 14 and 34?
Imagine my confusion when first two kids I asked replied with: 22, 12 and 32. It was then I knew something was wrong.
The kids dutifully followed the first instruction by counting each letter in the picture where I “saw” two rows of 10 with four extra.
Did the publishers intentionally try to make this a trick question or was it a screw up in the art department that depicted the first two rows of NINE letters and one row of four?
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