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'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day…' Homework Asks
Yahoo! ^ | January 7, 2012 | Olivia Katrandjian

Posted on 01/07/2012 10:33:54 PM PST by Altariel

Third graders in in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings.

Christopher Braxton told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta that he couldn't believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross.

"It kind of blew me away," Braxton said. "Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He's not answering this question."

The question read, "Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?"

Another math problem read, "If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"

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1 posted on 01/07/2012 10:34:04 PM PST by Altariel

To: Altariel

A Democrat test writer had a flashback to “the good old days” while creating it?

2 posted on 01/07/2012 10:37:25 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: Salamander
Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?

Crazy hypothetical questions like this only confuse children and slow down the reading process. What child would read a question like this and not wonder why you need more than one slave to pick 56 oranges?

3 posted on 01/07/2012 10:39:57 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)

Comment #4 Removed by Moderator

To: USNBandit
Not to mention:

Another math problem read, "If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"

Is that a work week (Monday-Friday), or a full week? Does that include beatings on the Sabbath, which is a day of rest. For a religious beater would rest on that day, thus not beat Frederick.

:-P

5 posted on 01/07/2012 10:44:04 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)

To: USNBandit

Or, why have all eight going at the same tree even if it’s a big orchard? You’d think they’d section off the orchard, one section for each picker.

6 posted on 01/07/2012 10:44:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))

To: Altariel
Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?

It depends on how many trees there were!

7 posted on 01/07/2012 10:45:31 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)

To: Altariel

Is this “Fred”, Fred Phelps?

If it is, then the question isn’t that bad.

8 posted on 01/07/2012 10:46:24 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)

To: Altariel

7

9 posted on 01/07/2012 10:47:38 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper

To: USNBandit; shibumi

Obviously a Dem plantation owner who was showboating his overwhelming surplus of slaves to his neighbors, of course.

[the bigger question is whether or not they could pick the oranges whilst laden with coconuts]

10 posted on 01/07/2012 10:47:38 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: Altariel; no-to-illegals; All

Is the purpose of these lessons consciousness raising, or racism in action.

11 posted on 01/07/2012 10:48:44 PM PST by gleeaikin

To: USNBandit
Crazy hypothetical questions like this only confuse children and slow down the reading process. What child would read a question like this and not wonder why you need more than one slave to pick 56 oranges?

So children learn that slaves were lazy? Did former Senator Byrd write that question?

12 posted on 01/07/2012 10:49:29 PM PST by D Rider

To: gogogodzilla

Is it a solar or lunar calender?

13 posted on 01/07/2012 10:50:06 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: gleeaikin

Considering that I think it’s BS, I’d vote for hallucinations.

14 posted on 01/07/2012 10:51:42 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: D Rider

No but if they’d given the test in WV, they’d have named it after him.

15 posted on 01/07/2012 10:52:47 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: gogogodzilla

i thought the same thing :-]

anyhow, this is probably happening now. in sudan.

16 posted on 01/07/2012 10:53:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))

To: Altariel

They should teach them something useful — like how many rocks you need to sell to buy a pair of Air Jordans.

17 posted on 01/07/2012 10:57:12 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)

To: sillipuddi

“who is the idiot who thought this was a good idea why not ask if 10 irishmen picked 90 potatoes and gave the land owner 12 how many would be left during the famine?”

LOLOL

[oh...wait...was I supposed to act victimized and offended?]

LOLOL

18 posted on 01/07/2012 10:57:59 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: smokingfrog

Bazinga!

19 posted on 01/07/2012 10:58:48 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: Altariel
```THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES HIGH SCHOOL MATH PROFICIENCY EXAM

NAME____________________

GANG NAME______________

1. Little Johnny has an AK 47 with a 30 round clip. He
usually misses 6 out of every 10 shots and he uses 13 rounds per
drive-by shooting. How many drive-by shootings can Little Johnny
attempt before he has to reload?

2. Jose has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an 8 ball to
Antonio for \$320 and 2 grams to Juan for \$85 per gram, what
is the street value of the rest of his hold?

3. Rufus pimps 3 hos.  If the price is \$85 per trick, how
many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Rufus's
\$800 per day crack habit?

4. Jerome wants to cut the pound of cocaine he bought for
\$40,000 to make 20% profit. How many ounces will he need?

5. Willie gets \$200 for a stolen BMW, \$150 for stealing a
Corvette, and \$100 for a 4x4.  If he steals 1 BMW, 2
Corvettes and 3 4x4's, how  many more Corvettes must he
have to steal to have \$900?

6. Raoul got 6 years for murder. He also got \$10,000 for
the hit. If his common-law wife spends \$100 per month, how
much money will be left when he gets out?

Extra credit bonus: how much more time will he get for
killing the ho that spent his money?

7. If an average can of spray paint covers 22 square feet
and the average letter is 3 square feet, how many letters
can be sprayed with 3 eight ounce cans of spray paint with
20% paint free?

8. Hector knocked up 3 girls in the gang. There are 27
girls in his gang.  What is the exact percentage of girls
Hector knocked up?

9. Bernie is a lookout for the gang. Bernie has a Boa
Constrictor that eats 3 small rats per week at a cost of \$5
per rat. If Bernie makes \$700 a week as a lookout, how many
weeks can he feed the Boa on one week's income?

10. Billy steals Joe's skateboard. As Billy skates away at
35 mph, Joe loads his 357 Magnum. If it takes Joe 20
seconds to load his magnum, how far away will Billy be when
he gets whacked?
```

20 posted on 01/07/2012 10:59:37 PM PST by cynwoody

To: Altariel

8

21 posted on 01/07/2012 11:02:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)

To: Salamander
No but if they’d given the test in WV, they’d have named it after him.

That makes sense, as the homework assignment was givien in Georgia. So..., was Fredrick one of those lazy slaves? And was that why he was beaten?

22 posted on 01/07/2012 11:04:26 PM PST by D Rider

To: Altariel

7

14 (10 in a work week)

Can’t answer the rest as I cannot find the assignment.

The people who thought up this test and those who passed it on to the students need to be in stockades for a week.

23 posted on 01/07/2012 11:08:38 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)

To: gleeaikin

Those options aren’t mutually exclusive. A racist could attempt to disguise his/her intentions by claiming he/she was trying to raise conscientiousness.

24 posted on 01/07/2012 11:09:23 PM PST by Altariel (`)

To: cynwoody
THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES HIGH SCHOOL MATH PROFICIENCY EXAM

It is important that we make school relevant to kid's lives.

25 posted on 01/07/2012 11:10:02 PM PST by D Rider

To: Salamander

That’s one positive quality of the Irish and Scottish people. We take everything stride.

Ummm, that’s the only positive quality I can think of. We got badly screwed over everywhere else.

26 posted on 01/07/2012 11:11:01 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)

To: smokingfrog

“They should teach them something useful — like how many rocks you need to sell to buy a pair of Air Jordans.”

Buy Air Jordans???? No, you get some real rocks, whack a guy upside the head, make a sidewalk shoe appropriation, then go smoke the rock that you didn’t have to sell in the first place!

27 posted on 01/07/2012 11:11:59 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)

To: D Rider; cynwoody

I dunno but Bernie is paying ~way~ too much for rats.

“9. Bernie is a lookout for the gang. Bernie has a Boa
Constrictor that eats 3 small rats per week at a cost of \$5
per rat. If Bernie makes \$700 a week as a lookout, how many
weeks can he feed the Boa on one week’s income?”

28 posted on 01/07/2012 11:15:09 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: cynwoody

I always get a 90 on this test. Billy and his skateboard always trips me.

29 posted on 01/07/2012 11:16:02 PM PST by o-n-money

To: Altariel

If Joey whacked two commies a day and it took 1.3 yards of concrete per commie ...

30 posted on 01/07/2012 11:17:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)

To: Salamander
I dunno but Bernie is paying ~way~ too much for rats.

Wow, I missed that! Anyway, why pay for rats in Los Angeles? You can trap them for free.

31 posted on 01/07/2012 11:18:23 PM PST by D Rider

To: Salamander
"[the bigger question is whether or not they could pick the oranges whilst laden with coconuts]"

The coconut's tropical! Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

32 posted on 01/07/2012 11:21:37 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)

To: cynwoody

Is that the word for word proficiency test ? As in,l you were not just screwin around when you posted that ?

33 posted on 01/07/2012 11:21:47 PM PST by emax

To: Altariel

Dumbass lazy slave ate 3 of every 10 tangerines his worthless hide picked. If it took 310 tangerines to fill his basket, how many would he have to pick to not get beaten so hard — and YES he deserved it.

34 posted on 01/07/2012 11:21:59 PM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)

To: Semper911
Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?
It depends on how many trees there were!

Exactly. That question is not a correctly phrased math question.

Talk about dumbing down eduction by dumbing down teaching skills. The “teacher” that wrote that question is an idiot and should be disciplined for incompetence.

Interesting how an affirmative action hire teacher may have that general world view and try to push their racial hatred in a math class.

BTW, there are some other interestingly posed mathematical word problems that are a bit more contemporary than irrelevant 140 year old slavery based questions that could apply with more relevance to the current ghetto dwelling, fifth generation welfare class black experience.

Just sayin’

35 posted on 01/07/2012 11:21:59 PM PST by rdcbn

To: Jonty30

“The Irish are a race that God created mad
For all their wars are merry and all their songs are sad.”

“All other races have a culture. The Irish have a psychosis.”

We’re openly mocked, loathed, mimicked, parodied and satirized without fear of whining repercussions.
[because you can be only “insulted” by something you’re secretly ashamed of]

I’m Scots/Irish/Hillbilly/Hick.

And I LIKE it.

[and I feel infinite pity for anyone who’s been less genetically blessed]

;D

36 posted on 01/07/2012 11:22:47 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: D Rider

Or look around for the nearest dead homeless guy.

37 posted on 01/07/2012 11:23:51 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)

To: D Rider

Wild rats carry too many intestinal parasites and may have eaten something that could be detrimental to the snake.

To have a healthy Boa, one should always use rodents bred and fed specifically for that purpose.

:)

38 posted on 01/07/2012 11:26:42 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: Stormdog

Yes, but the AJ’s might not be the right size.

That technique is best used for iPhones and old ladies’ purses.

39 posted on 01/07/2012 11:27:52 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)

To: West Texas Chuck

What?

You can’t swallow my hypothetical query?

;D

40 posted on 01/07/2012 11:28:29 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: Vendome
The people who thought up this test and those who passed it on to the students need to be in stockades for a week

Would that be a calendar week or a work week?

41 posted on 01/07/2012 11:28:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)

To: Lazamataz

Should I round up the “FREE LAZ!” crew right now or wait a couple minutes?

;D

42 posted on 01/07/2012 11:29:57 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: cynwoody
6. Raoul got 6 years for murder. He also got \$10,000 for the hit. If his common-law wife spends \$100 per month, how much money will be left when he gets out?

If Raoul's wife only spends a hunnert dollars a month he should get down and kiss da ground she walks on. Den go out and get anudder hit job. His kids is hungry by now.

43 posted on 01/07/2012 11:30:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)

To: Salamander

He’s overfeeding the snake, too.

44 posted on 01/07/2012 11:30:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)

To: Slings and Arrows

Hmmmmmm......

It would be weak...

45 posted on 01/07/2012 11:31:16 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)

To: Salamander

African or European?

46 posted on 01/07/2012 11:31:18 PM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)

To: Jonty30; D Rider

You’d need something like a Burmese Python for prey *that* big.

[don’t ask how I know this]

;-D

47 posted on 01/07/2012 11:31:58 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: Slings and Arrows

Or in a leap year?

48 posted on 01/07/2012 11:33:01 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)

To: Altariel; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day…'

...he probably goes to a public school.

49 posted on 01/07/2012 11:35:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)

To: Altariel

"It kind of blew me away," Braxton said. "Do you see what I see?"

Guy's totally ripping off the night wind.
50 posted on 01/07/2012 11:35:54 PM PST by Rastus