Textbooks have included the occasional awful problem ever since Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble chiseled their homework on slate tablets while attending Bedrock Elementary. But even with the understanding that there have been children have been doing awful homework problems since the dawn of time (and long before the advent of the Common Core), this one is a doozy.

There’s no sense having a debate about standards for elementary mathematics if textbook publishers can’t construct sentences that can be understood by elementary students.

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*Posted by John Quintanilla on November 23, 2015*

https://meangreenmath.com/2015/11/23/another-poorly-written-word-problem-part-3/

## howardat58

/ November 23, 2015Full marks for this student, then!