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Icyfroth

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Can you work out this year two math problem?
« on: May 12, 2016, 08:49:48 AM »

Fully grown adults have been pulling their hair out over this year two maths question.

Mum Louise Bloxham, from Bristol, England, took a picture of the tricky math problem designed for seven-year-olds and shared it on Twitter, according to The Sun.

The math question obviously raised some eyebrows because the comments went off, sparking debates about what the answer was and whether it was in fact too difficult for year two kids.



Any maths-clever ppl here?
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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 09:24:18 AM »

 65, simple. my kids would handle that with ease  :)
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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 03:59:26 AM »

2 less than the beginning, so there were originally 65. Year two teaches children how to work with and manipulate numbers up to 100 in countries with a horizontal curriculum, so not sure why that question would raise any issues once addition and subtraction had been taught and mastered.

Two sums in that problem.

19-17=2 & 63+2=65.

In countries which deliver a vertical curriculum, this level should be achieved two years earlier. It's essentially plus twos.
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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 03:49:57 PM »

It can be also expressed as 63+19-17=65  :)
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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 04:50:08 PM »

It can be also expressed as 63+19-17=65  :)

Yes, but they don't expect double digit addition/subtraction to be mastered until Grade 4, so... on a Grade 2 test? Only an extension class would have been introduced to that type of thinking and ability at that stage of a horizontal curriculum, especially in a word problem.

In grade 2, "people getting off" equates to subtraction, not addition, so most would likely arrive at an answer of 61.
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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 06:52:05 PM »

And we were at one time referred to at the clever country.
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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 07:03:54 PM »

yeah well, our escape from England is old news now - the First Fleet is so last millennium LOLOL

RUNS>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Besides, we keep adopting things that England (and the US) tried out 20 years ago and tossed em out cos they didn't work, but we have a go at them anyway to see if our outcomes are any different.

(Sorry Frownie, but that's a huge labor govt fault = adopt educational frameworks & programs that have failed and been discarded everywhere else in the world and then wonder why they don't work for our kids.)
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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 08:08:53 AM »

 :laugh: :laugh: sorry cheers but thats hilarious and naiive  O0
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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2016, 08:45:12 AM »

Don't be sorry Frownie, just encourage them to smarten their act up a bit.

Meh, mine are pretty much through now, so it no longer affects me and mine. Let the powers that be dumb down the curriculum even more and further convince the parents that their kids are receiving an education of equal or better quality to other kids in the world (you know, those that they are in competition for jobs with) and that their kids are coping, even with the dumbed down curriculum so that the parents do nothing to intervene - gives my kids a better shot at employment.

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Re: Can you work out this year two math problem?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 09:08:18 AM »

 sounds like they need a little extra help  :)
 
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