This pretty much sums up my math skills

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19 Responses to This pretty much sums up my math skills

  1. Sanders says:

    Common core math.

    She’s Miss America material, right there.

    • Worker says:

      …not to mention our future …………. and probably (money’s on this one) not an isolated case.

      • Padawan says:

        As someone who works in a university dining hall (as a cashier) I can safely say this is the math skills of most university students today.

  2. anonymous says:

    Not that I’m a math expert, but I always advised my daughter that look at the problem and do the common sense quick test. The example above: 250 + 200 = 4400 Really ???

    Not even close dear. But thanks for playing …

  3. Bud says:

    read somethere they’re trying to make STEM classes not so hard for wimmens, cuz ‘”math hard!”. the young lady above will probably design a future bridge, interplanetary rocket or chart the rockets’ interplanetary trajectory. YIPPEE!

  4. Trib says:

    Blonde, millennial, and more interested in the pen than answer. Future Senate material.

  5. Steve says:

    This is staged…..I don’t see her holding a phone…..


  6. Gregbee says:

    Hooters girl math ?

  7. Grumbleduke says:

    all you commenters don’t get it, and it’s really embarassing:
    the pic clearly shows that the girl is attemting another step in the calculation, and I can see that instead writing “the one” above the line, she writes it under it. I bet:
    Next step will be to add the second “4” with the “one” of the 16. And guess what: She’ll get the correct result.

    All of you show yourselves as being not only assholes, but complete morons.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Nice of you to stop by and on your very first comment you start insulting people. And we’re the assholes?

    • Exile1981 says:

      She’s going to mess it up. The way she laid it iut will end in confusion down the road. Someone needs a better teacher.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Actually what I’m seeing in the picture is that she’s done and putting the cap back on the marker, not ‘clearly’ attempting another step in the calculation.
      I wasn’t taught addition like that and I’m willing to bet 99% of my readers weren’t either.
      Fuck you, son.

    • ChuckN says:

      I teach math at high school. I am well aware of the ‘system’ to which you are referring.
      On average it takes me 2 months to deprogram all of the BS math gimmicks, like this, pushed on them in elementary school. Grammar schools are so incredibly lacking in qualified (NOT certified but QUALIFIED) math teachers; that it is not unusual for me to get kids who don’t even know their multiplication facts even up to ten, and definitely not common fraction to decimal conversions. The standard Algebra class starts off rehashing material from 6th grade! I’ve been all over the country and this seems to be the rule, not the exception, schools or even states.

      Also, as one who majored in physics, I saw plenty of kids attempt odd/bizarre ways of calculating numbers. Those who didn’t learn using the standards methods emplyed over the last 300 years barely made it through 1st semester physics and VERY rarely made it into 2nd semester. And forget about the research/business world. Using convoluted ways to get answers (ways that are minefields for mistakes) will get you fired.

      But what do I, a meer mortal with a BS in physics and who teaches advance Stats and Calculus know. So by all means, enlighten us uneducated assholes.

    • Padawan says:

      You picked the wrong blog to pick on Cowboy.

    • Trib says:

      You don’t get it assface. In real life you can’t take 10 steps to solve a 2 step problem. this is why you socialists want Uncle Sambo to feed you.

    • John Deaux says:

      You know what I see dickweed
      I see a problem that shouldn’t even exist, basic math skills that take 14 steps and imaginary plots of moving numbers is not only ignorant but completely useless in a real world environment. Students past the 3rd grade should be able to do that problem in their heads. Yeah show your work but all these bullshit added steps, abso fucking loutely not….
      Fucking asshole

  8. Aod says:

    Maybe she was trying to recreate Abbott and Costello’s 7×13=28.

  9. whatever!! luis says:

    well of course, she used ” O’s ” to draw an eight, that’s the problem !!!

  10. Skip says:

    This is the same girl who will grow up and say “But I must have money, ‘cuz I still got checks left!”

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