Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Math Word Problem

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I don't know about you, but one of the things I hated in math class was the dreaded word problem. But, thinking back on it, some of them were kind of cool. There always seemed to be something thrown in to trip you up, finding that part was what keep me from going insane.

So, my challenge to you today is --- Create a word problem that is solvable, throwing in as many red herrings as you like. Be creative, none of that Mary brought five apples and Johnny eight, but Ben took six crap. Put some flare into it. You will be graded on your creativity.

If you use this idea, feel free to link back to this post.
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