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

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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.

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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.



It hurts our heads to just think about it!

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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.

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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…

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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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