January 10, 2012

Social Studies Math

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If Jasper picks four bushels of cotton per hour, and only needs 2 beatings per day to keep him in line, how much would his master get selling him in the slave market?

Of course, my example is a satirical extreme. However, not by much. A Georgia school thought this type of math problem is appropriate for third graders. Not that it's appropriate for any grade, but young, impressionable 8 year-olds were the ones who received the assignment.

Angry parents in Georgia want an apology after their children brought home a math assignment that referenced slavery and beatings. [...]

District spokeswoman Sloan Roach said the teachers were trying to incorporate social studies lessons into the math problems, which is something the school district encourages.

I have a more politically correct, modern version of "social studies math." Test your math skills with this:

If 3 Palestinian freedom fighters each kill 16 Zionist Joo pigs and then are martyred by satanic IDF oppressors, how many total virgins will the martyrs receive in Paradise? Bonus: How much total blood money will their families receive from the Palestinian Authority?

By DMartyr at 12:48 PM | Comments |