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can you please explain how you got that answer? It clearly says 7 sailors scream. This is why I hate math.
yeah, i didnt get it either. it says 7 running sailors scream, you have to calculate the number of sailors that don't run, just scream.

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good grief!
 

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I think that homeschooling is against the law in France, but there are private & religious schools for those who can pay...
 

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I think that homeschooling is against the law in France, but there are private & religious schools for those who can pay...
is there anything that isn't against the law in France. Im sure Biden is envious. :( I'm in a pissy mood. My nephew vaccinated his 5 yr old daughter.
 

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Just found this thread. Going to post and then read the whole thing when I have time.

Good job on taking your Son's education into your own hands. My daughter is 5, turning 6 soon and we are homeschooling as well.

It makes me sad when I drive past a school and see young kids walking by themselves and wearing a mask staring at the ground. It is like they are muzzled and all their vitality has been stolen. So, so different than when I was a kid.

I am sure I will have something more to add once O have read through this thread but just wanted to drop this here for now.
 

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Math question for our bored loyal readers. I'm sure the kid got the answer to this question correct; but they are saying he is wrong.
What do you all calculate for:
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I must be an idiot then...

In this situation I would say 7 as well.

Why?

Because the question is asked "how many sailors scream?" They already gave the answer "7 sailors scream."

There are 'assumptions' to be made to get to the 'correct' answer.

"3 brave sailors neither run nor scream." The 'assumption' is that ALL the other sailors screamed "but one". That is not clear from the question.

Math is rarely about 'assumptions'. It is either correct, or it is wrong, but here they want you to forget math and assume.

2+2=5 because of global warming
 

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I must be an idiot then...

In this situation I would say 7 as well.

Why?

Because the question is asked "how many sailors scream?" They already gave the answer "7 sailors scream."

There are 'assumptions' to be made to get to the 'correct' answer.

"3 brave sailors neither run nor scream." The 'assumption' is that ALL the other sailors screamed "but one". That is not clear from the question.

Math is rarely about 'assumptions'. It is either correct, or it is wrong, but here they want you to forget math and assume.

2+2=5 because of global warming
its a trick question.
 

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It makes me sad when I drive past a school and see young kids walking by themselves and wearing a mask staring at the ground. It is like they are muzzled and all their vitality has been stolen. So, so different than when I was a kid.
Grand kids that are in school are made to wear masks. Grand daughter is even afraid to eat at the same table as other kids. They did remote last year. It's good they are back to in school.

The only thing I can tell them is that when they get older, some kid is going to ask them if they lived through the rona and after they answer in the affirmative that kid will call them legend.
 

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its a trick question.
My opinion is that it's a defective question. One set of 8 is specified, with 7 of them screaming. Another set of 3 is identified as not screaming. The remaining 9 are not specified and you're supposed to assume that they screamed and did not run. There are other possibilities, however:

1. The pirates killed them.
2. They were literally scared to death.
3. They just stood there and did nothing out of fear (remember the set of three that didn't scream were brave)
4. They hid and didn't scream (brave sailors wouldn't hide)
5. They dropped dead from Post Attack Stress Syndrome, similar to Post Pandemic Stress Syndrome.
 

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Kid was learning about nuclear fusion this morning and immediately proposed that once we get it working, we could build our own mini dyson spheres to colonize the galaxy. I found it interesting as all the dyson spheres I have come across in scifi were built around existing stars; so prohibitive large to create given our level of technology/access to materials. Love having these types of conversations with my kid.
 

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My opinion is that it's a defective question. One set of 8 is specified, with 7 of them screaming. Another set of 3 is identified as not screaming. The remaining 9 are not specified and you're supposed to assume that they screamed and did not run. There are other possibilities, however:

Agreed. My answer was a range from 7-16; one can't be certain what happened to the other 9.
 

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Agreed. My answer was a range from 7-16; one can't be certain what happened to the other 9.
ok well at least i'm not the only one that got stumped with a 5th grade math question. :)
 

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"I have two US coins that total thirty cents. One of them is not a nickel. What are they?"
"I give up. What are they?"
"They are a quarter and a nickel."
"But you said one was not a nickel!"
"Right, but the other one is!"
 

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Q How far can you walk into a forest?
A Halfway. Any further and you are walking out.

Q A plane departs from Texas on its way to California but crashes on the exact border between New Mexico and Arizona. 50/50. In which state do they bury the survivors?
A ?
 

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A plane departs from Texas on its way to California but crashes on the exact border between New Mexico and Arizona. 50/50. In which state do they bury the survivors?
I think most everybody is on to this one by now.
 

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And ordered up a bunch of broken pieces to make a mosaic in the style of Byzantine art. Gonna make one myself while we are at it.

the mosaic he has been working on/off over the past couples months is coming close to completion. currently "grouting" it with colored/glitter glue. i think its turning out nicely. he is going to paint the board light blue and cut it out around the fish to hang up when he is done.
 
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the mosaic he has been working on/off over the past couples months is coming close to completion. currently "grouting" it with colored/glitter glue. i think its turning out nicely. he is going to paint the board light blue and cut it out around the fish to hang up when he is done.

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Another shark.
 

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Very nice!
 

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All done and hung before family gatherings this holiday season.
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Started a logic section in math, banged through a few sections without any help or reading the lessons, getting 100% in each just from reading and parsing the text. nice.... Kid just might have the makings of a programmer like his old man. Maybe I can leave him the business in a few years afterall...

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We have started a new long-term project: Building a blockbuster Roblox game. Using outline strategies from writing, story building, and mixing it in with folklore for a story line as the wife said (all big hit roblox games have stories that youtubers can talk about). Also, learning lua programming myself and teaching it to the kid for the game. edit: we are going to use a lot of the elements from his math curriculum for puzzles in the game.

Signed the kid up for a black-smithing class with a couple other homeschoolers. That should be fun.
edit: he just finished watching the first episode of a reality show on history channel that a friend recommended. "forged in fire" he really liked it and it was definitely educational. https://www.amazon.com/Viking/dp/B07N7H1BWN

Kid started reading the Hobbit.
 
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Signed the kid up for a black-smithing class with a couple other homeschoolers. That should be fun.

You should see if they have a Maker's Fair in your area. Its a loose group of folks who actually make things. Can range from blacksmithing to arts and crafts to hommeade musical instruments to 3D printing. Always interesting, potentially inspiring.
 

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You should see if they have a Maker's Fair in your area. Its a loose group of folks who actually make things. Can range from blacksmithing to arts and crafts to hommeade musical instruments to 3D printing. Always interesting, potentially inspiring.
I'm fortunate that my longtime business partner has been a "maker" since before that was even a term. He's been to a number of those fairs and i end up the one picking up his work while he is out having fun. But he is a great resource for ideas, so he makes up for it. But yeah, going to one of the maker fairs is on the todo list.
 

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Kid learned about cubism this morning in art history class and pointed out that cubism is still one of the most popular art forms to this day with minecraft and roblox games and art being the modern version. I can just imagine if picasso was given minecraft to build/design with...
 

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