The days when parents would help their kids with homework could very well soon be over as some elementary schools have begun handing out homework that would confuse even full-grown adults.
Such is the with 6-year-old Penn Holderness when he brought home a math assignment one night, only for his parents to be shocked by how incredibly confusing it was.’
In fact, the family was so perplexed that they couldn’t help but share a photo of the assignment on their family Facebook page.
The Facebook post got more than 2,000 likes and reactions from social media users who were just as confused as the parents were after taking a look at the math problem.
Everyone seemed united in asking essentially, how is this problem at the first grade math level?
While the Holderness family found themselves stumped by the mathematical problem, they wanted to make it clear that they were not bashing the common core curriculum.
The family also added that the uploaded page was the final page on a 7 page sheet and that the previous pages were much more in line with standard math equations usually found in a first grade classroom.
They said that while they “don’t think the teacher expects everyone to get this,” they believe that “it was meant to be a problem that would challenge the children” and they were indeed happy that the school included the problem in.
By the way, here’s the answer:
Now, excuse me while I try to find out exactly what happened here.