Teacher fired over math problems

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by dainerra, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas

    Whichever parent or administrator complained about this has never been around a 3rd grade kid. Those questions are hysterical, and the kids would eat them up. My kid would be going....while the leeches ate some of the fleas, so assume 1/2 of the fleas are missing so the real number is....

    My kids love the weird facts of Guiness, gross out books like Yucky Science (I think that is the name) and other things. It amuses and engages kids, all of whom, by third grade are smart enough to know this stuff ain't real.
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Give me a break.:rolleyes:
    I feel bad for that teacher.
  4. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 31, 2008
    North TX

    No kidding! Kids play violent, gory video games that are way worse than the math problems. Heck, for some of those kids their own home lives are worse than those math problems. And the kids aren't even going to pay all that much attention to the "violence" in these math problems - they are going to be too busy thinking the problems are hilarious and trying to figure out the answer.

    So much for creative teaching methods to get the kids engaged in the work so they might actually learn something. Oh, I forget, kids are just supposed to be taught how to pass the various standardized tests, they aren't actually supposed to be learning things that are useful in life and they certainly aren't suppposed to be learning how to think outside the box.
  5. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 20, 2008
    Another case of overreacting administrators.
    When I was a teaching intern for a biology course, I helped the teacher prepare exams. The weirder and wilder the question the better, because we wanted the pupils to learn how to sift out the unnecessary details from the core question or problem.
    Anyway, if I were that math teacher, being that my sense of humor never evolved beyond the 3rd grade level, my questions would have been grosser. Instead of the dying thing, I'd say something like, "...John pooped out 537 of the marbles, which were then collected in a cup and thrown into the garden compost pile where they were subsequently ingested by 9 raccoons, one of whom barfed up 7 marbles and pooped out 15 of them, the second one pooped out 3 marbles and barfed up 17..." and so forth.
    I would have gotten drop-kicked out the door in half the time that it took for them to fire that math teacher. lol
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Everyone knows a lethal dose of marbles is well over 600 marbles.
  7. I KNOW! The wierder, and wilder it is, the more the kids like it! Our 3rd graders would love this!! (from my school) and its not that violent, and ya, at this age they now its not real
  8. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    People lose their marbles all the time... what's the big deal?

    This school is a wee bit too politically correct. My guess is it made the news because it is a charter school.
  9. Nitrous

    Nitrous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2011
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    That teacher needs to put that on his/her resume! Someone with a sense of humor will hire them.
  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    It seems the proper response might have been to call the teacher into the Principal's office and tell him to tone it down a bit because some of the parents were getting upset.

    However, newspapers never give you all the facts and they all seem to put their own slant on everything, so maybe the math was an excuse to get rid of a teacher who causes a lot of on-going problems.

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