# Child’s Seemingly Correct Answer on a Math Test Has the Internet up in Arms

A child’s math paper has left the internet furious after his seemingly correct answer was marked wrong.

And when you realize why, you’ll be just as mad…

### Now math isn’t everyone’s favorite subject…

But for some people, math is an utter dream.

Well, we know for a fact that we can’t remember all of it…

Math has always been a lovely walk in the park, and trust me when I say this, these people are incredibly smart.

And we’re thrown into it at a young age, but some even choose to study mathematics further when leaving school and pursue degrees and further qualifications in the subject.

John Von Neumann famously quoted: “If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.”

Well, for people with ordinary brain sizes, that is…

### Even the smartest of folk sometimes struggle with math.

But a recent equation to go viral, proves that even if you do know the answer, it isn’t always right.
And it’s left the internet up in arms…

### It doesn’t take much to get the internet riled up…

So it’s no surprise that an incorrect answer on a child’s math test is what’s causing everyone to speak out.

### After an image of the test was uploaded to Imgur, many commented, giving their thoughts on the teachers marking…

And people took it very seriously…

### The test asked kids to solve “5 x 3” using repeated addition. Meaning that the correct answer is “5 groups of 3,” not “3 groups of 5.”

This Common Core question left many questioning standardized testing.

### One commenter said: “As an instructor: f*ck it. I am actually happy when I see people finding alternative ways to solve the problems.”

Another said, “Actually the teacher is correct. 5*3 means 5 times the number 3, or 3+3+3+3+3. Understand, we are not in the room when it was TAUGHT.”

### Check out the question below…

What do you think?
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