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Is this Common Core math question the worst math question in human history?
Daily Caller ^ | Dec 12, 2013 | Eric Owens

Posted on 12/12/2013 8:47:50 PM PST by Innovative

There are also traditional word problems. Twitchy has found a word problem that may be the most egregiously awful math problem the Common Core has produced yet.

Take a look:

15. Juanita wants to give bags of stickers to her friends. She wants to give the same number of stickers to each friend. She's not sure if she needs 4 bags or 6 bags of stickers. How many stickers could she buy so there are no stickers left over?

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TOPICS: Education; Science
KEYWORDS: commoncore; curriculum; education; learning; math; mathproblem; mathquestion; quiz; quizquestion; school; teaching
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1 posted on 12/12/2013 8:47:50 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Maybe Juanita needs to buy a couple of friends?


2 posted on 12/12/2013 8:50:03 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Innovative

How can you possibly solve this if you don’t know how many friends there are or how many stickers per bag?


3 posted on 12/12/2013 8:50:57 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Innovative

57 stickers?


4 posted on 12/12/2013 8:51:29 PM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Lizavetta

“How can you possibly solve this if you don’t know how many friends there are or how many stickers per bag?”

There you go, being rational! ;)


5 posted on 12/12/2013 8:52:01 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

apparently the answer to these types of questions is always 6 or something... I have no idea... lol


6 posted on 12/12/2013 8:52:47 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Innovative

The number of bags doesn’t matter. Juanita needs to kill the rich kids who already have plenty of stickers so she can give them to the people who really deserve them.


7 posted on 12/12/2013 8:52:59 PM PST by bigtoona
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To: Innovative

42, of course.


8 posted on 12/12/2013 8:53:14 PM PST by JusPasenThru (Posting here = IRS audit.)
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To: All

i’m wondering how I knew her name would be Juanita before I even read the question.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 8:53:26 PM PST by willywill
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To: JusPasenThru

“42, of course.”

LOL! Yes, indeed the answer is always 42. :)

(For those who wonder, it’s from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” — the answer to everything is “42”.)


10 posted on 12/12/2013 8:55:24 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

The future of Common Core;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJIjoE27F-Q


11 posted on 12/12/2013 8:55:52 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Innovative

there are no answers, the solution is for congress to grow a pair, and my only comment is ‘what else would expect from this administration?’


12 posted on 12/12/2013 8:57:14 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Innovative

Sheesh, they could skip the words and make the problem a LOT simpler. “X + Y = 10. Solve for X.”


13 posted on 12/12/2013 8:57:36 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Innovative

Juanita better put some ice on that.


14 posted on 12/12/2013 8:59:07 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Innovative
Are “stickers” a new euphemism for pot / crack / methanphetamines.....?

then it would make sense.

15 posted on 12/12/2013 9:01:23 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: spokeshave

very possible


16 posted on 12/12/2013 9:01:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Innovative

17 posted on 12/12/2013 9:02:08 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: Rennes Templar

That’s the funniest damn thing I’ll read this week.


18 posted on 12/12/2013 9:03:34 PM PST by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: SERKIT

Besides this.


19 posted on 12/12/2013 9:04:48 PM PST by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: Innovative

Well Duh!.... she needs 6 bags of stickers... because as soon as she starts giving away free crap, she will get more friends.... and those new friends will make sure she doesn’t have any left over... And when she runs out of stickers, Juanita will instantly become a stingy racist homophobe tea bagger because she won’t go buy more stickers for everybody.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 9:07:01 PM PST by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Innovative

Juanita isn’t going to buy ANY bags of stickers. YOU ARE, and you’ll pay for bags and bags of stickers for her friends, too.


21 posted on 12/12/2013 9:07:43 PM PST by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: Innovative

Juanita has no friends so she needs no stickers......


22 posted on 12/12/2013 9:08:41 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Innovative

And if you are a masochist, you can try some of the Common Core test questions here:

http://www.testprepreview.com/common-core-test-prep.htm


23 posted on 12/12/2013 9:09:51 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: GeronL

The Answer is Always “C”


24 posted on 12/12/2013 9:10:06 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Innovative

She should buy 12 stickers if she’s cheap or some other multiple of 6 and 4 if she’s feeling generous.


25 posted on 12/12/2013 9:11:01 PM PST by Seattle
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To: Innovative

She doesn’t need to buy stickers. She should get government to give out free stickers.


26 posted on 12/12/2013 9:11:35 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Lizavetta

Without the qualifiers, the answer is, none..


27 posted on 12/12/2013 9:11:58 PM PST by carlo3b (“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad,” Henry Kissinger)
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To: Innovative
Folks, you're ALL wrong!

The correct answer is: "Because White people are racists!"

Regards,

28 posted on 12/12/2013 9:14:28 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That’s a straight line.


29 posted on 12/12/2013 9:14:46 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Innovative

Can’t answer unless we know if it they are Obama logo stickers or Gadsden Flag stickers.


30 posted on 12/12/2013 9:15:22 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Innovative

“LOL! Yes, indeed the answer is always 42. :)”

Oh yeah? Always?

What was Mariano Rivera’s number?
What is the square root of 1764?
Where was Bill Clinton in the presidential order?

Gosh, you’re right!


31 posted on 12/12/2013 9:15:54 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Innovative

Actually, the answer to “life, the universe, and everything” is 42. We just need to figure out the question...


32 posted on 12/12/2013 9:16:55 PM PST by MortMan (We've gone from ‘failure is not an option’ to ‘failure is not an obstacle’.)
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To: KC_Lion
REAL MEN ANSWER "C"..

http://orion.math.iastate.edu/jdhsmith/coffee/rlmntest.htm

33 posted on 12/12/2013 9:16:59 PM PST by carlo3b (“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad,” Henry Kissinger)
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To: Innovative
The answer is ridiculously simple:


34 posted on 12/12/2013 9:18:40 PM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: Delta Dawn

Bzzzztttt!!! Try again. Hint: It’s a system of equations (one) with two variables.


35 posted on 12/12/2013 9:19:52 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Innovative

It depends on the kind of stickers?


36 posted on 12/12/2013 9:21:15 PM PST by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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To: Nifster

there are no answers, the solution is for congress to grow a pair

Oh come one now, we all know the Dims have plenty of really big ones, it is the Republicans that don’t have any; at least not most of the male Republicans. Some of the female Republicans; well that’s another story.


37 posted on 12/12/2013 9:24:15 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Innovative

24, obviously.


38 posted on 12/12/2013 9:25:18 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Innovative

The right answer is WTF?


39 posted on 12/12/2013 9:27:28 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: deweyfrank

Correction, it’s 12.


40 posted on 12/12/2013 9:28:43 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Innovative

It doesn’t matter as long as she gets a free abortion.

Pray America is Waking


41 posted on 12/12/2013 9:28:45 PM PST by bray (Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Innovative
Try this


42 posted on 12/12/2013 9:29:33 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Proportionally, Ft. Hood is to Ft. Worth as Washington Navy Yard is to Arlington, VA.)
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To: Innovative

Stick it, Juanita, and nothing will be left over.

OTOH, Juanita has no friends, she only has amigos so the question is moot.


43 posted on 12/12/2013 9:29:42 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Innovative

Easy. the answer is 0.

Juanita wants to give bags of stickers to her friends. Bags are usually plastic. plastic is harmful to the environment. No one will be friends with someone who wants to harm the environment. Nobody will be Juanita’s friend. Juanita has no friends - she needs no stickers.

Q.E.D.


44 posted on 12/12/2013 9:32:09 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Innovative

Well, she could buy 12, 24, 36, 48 etc etc


45 posted on 12/12/2013 9:32:13 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Innovative

46 posted on 12/12/2013 9:32:20 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: bigtoona

Good one!


47 posted on 12/12/2013 9:32:40 PM PST by Ray76
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

My thought exactly. It isn’t developing an analytical thought process by being unclear.

OR

The answer may just be elementary.

Answer: None. The issue of how many friends is moot, as she has no money (so says the author of the idiotic problem).


48 posted on 12/12/2013 9:33:14 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: oldbill

42 was Jackie Robinsons number and it’s been retired from MLB by all teams.


49 posted on 12/12/2013 9:33:38 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: informavoracious

bags....hmmmm....what a dopey problem


50 posted on 12/12/2013 9:33:55 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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