I received a phone call from my brother today. My fifth-grade niece brought home a math problem. I took one look and my jaw dropped. Granted I haven’t been in fifth grade for a VERY long time, but this just had me stumped. I was able to *eventually* figure it out and I analyze data for a living. I Googled it looking for the answer and found the problem on an education website. It’s supposedly for 2nd and 3rd graders. So, it may be I really am not smarter than a fifth grader–or even a second or third grader…or there’s a trick that I sure didn’t learn when I was in school.
But…my guess is, the teacher and principal in my neice’s school probably can’t do the problem either. Not without the solution in their hip pocket! What do you think? Are you smarter than a fifth grader?