Friday, February 10, 2006

Just do the Math

I found these awesome word problems written by elementary school students in one of my collections this morning. Apparantly including an illustration was optional, because this cat was the only one I found. Ah, the miracle of life (and the miracle of multiplication!)

"I had 6 insects. 7 of my insects died because there had been a baby born. But then I found 6 insects. Five were on my shoe and 12 were in the bathroom. But all of them died. Then I found 6 insects in a field. Each insect had 1 baby. All of the adults and babies died. How many insects do I have now?"

"6 punk rockers from different bands all got together to practice their raps. They called on a contest to see who was best. All of the 6 where playing away. 1 group got tired and died that day then the contest was over. 1 group said 'how many rappers are going to play.' You figure this out and tell those rappers so they'll find out."

6 comments:

what did you say? said...

That is adorable! We should incorporate these into some sort of game. Perhaps a drinking game ..

Mary P. from PrettyGoodThings.com said...

And I thought the GRE was hard!

archivaria said...

those have to be among the best mathematical things, ever. tell me again why i quit being the assistant archivist for the aam?

archivaria said...

by the way, what's that thing hanging out of the big cat's ass? and why does the small cat look covered in fleas or some other crazy insect?

kristykay said...

Archivaria, the thing in the cat's ass is obviously a baby cat coming out! I think the small cat maybe has some uterine gel on it or something. Like how kittens are all wet when they come out. This kid must have had a cat that had kittens because that is pretty much what they look like.

casual ninja said...

i have great affection for the motion lines around the wet baby kitten. this child is a master of baby kittendry.