So, I tried this on my 3rd graders and most of them got it correct. On Facebook, my friends are batting about .500 so far. Not exactly impressive. Let’s see if Threedonia paid attention to grade school math classes.
7+7/7+7×7-7 = ?
This Threedonian didn’t…I cede to the 3rd Graders
Well, are you looking for the math operations to be preformed in order discreetly, or is the lack of parentheses significant? Because if the former, the answer is zero, and if the latter, the answer is fifty-six.
I’m a Psychology major with a minor in English, who also has a strong interest in theology, philosophy and history. I don’t do math … When it came to the math (aka: Quantitative Reasoning) portion of the GRE I took recently, I scored among the top 76%. In other words, only 14% did worse than me.
I knocked Verbal Reasoning portion out of the park, however…
Math class gave me an sppreciation for the outdoors…I was always looking out the window.
During spelling lessons too, I see!
Hey! I was juswt trying to save you from a Texacalirose smackdown!
Ha!! Instant karma! I dint have to do nothin’ to nobody! Score = push.
I had Instant Karma once. Too salty.
It’s gonna gitchya if Bono doesn’t first.
I know how that feels.
You’re so sweet to take the ball and run upon my fumble!
What? Do I bear a resemblance to Tony Romo?
No, I’m too salty.
Crandall, what happened to the other 10%? You’re not as bad (or good) at math as you think.
Y’all are wrong: C.
Okay, I confess I had to look up order of operations. P E D M A S
I knew it was C with no help, but I’ve had over ten years of helping my kids with math homework to keep this stuff straight in my mind.
I have no idea what Marcoe is going on about. Either there are paranthesis, or there aren’t. There were none here. There is no ambiguity in a mathematical expression. I agree with T. Jefferson on his love of math for that reason. Probably why I struggle most with helping my kids with their religious homework. That seems loaded with ambiguity to my feeble mind.
“That seems loaded with ambiguity to my feeble mind.”
Admitting you have a problem is the first step…
Hey, I’m having to dust off middle school Algebra for this one. Just because my great grandfather used to relax with the mental performance of Calculus, doesn’t mean I have to like math.
Yeah, you’d knock their Religion homework out of the park. Not my strong suit, by far.
“I knew it was C with no help…” No one likes a smarty-pants.
No one? As I wrote, continually doing grade school homework with various offspring for over a decade has been a big help!
Beats being a dummy-pants. Rufus, please tell me you finally understand that Sixteen Candles reference.
Ummmm, I meant to watch it but the sun got in my eyes. I was abducted by space aliens. My cable went out. I’ve become Amish…
Kidnapped by a busload of nuns?
P.S. I serve you a Dave Alvin video this morning and not a peep from you? Thought you were a Blasters man, vinyl-style even.
I did remember “order of operations,” so I got it right after uncrossing my eyes a few times.
C’mon, fellers. I said it was for the toid graders … sheesh. Ah, ghuck it!
This is how I explained it to my 3rd graders.
Multiplication and Division first. So, 7+7/7+7×7-7 is 7+(7/7)+(7×7)-7 or 7+1+49-7. If you notice that we add 7 then subtract 7 at the end, we can just leave those off as they equal 0. So, the expression in the end becomes 1+49.
Wheee…winter break starts in a week!
Huh? “1+49″ wasn’t one of the choices!! You tricked us!!
E. Purple, because aliens don’t wear hats.
This math meme has been popping up in various configurations all over Facebook lately. It makes me sad to see how many do not know PEDMAS. And they vote.
My wife has become a big fan of the Asian Dad meme. Recently one of our kids was sick. She took his temperature. He weakly asked what it was. In a mock Chinese accent she scolded. “98! Why not 100?!”
Germans take education and grades very seriously.
You almost caused a spit take with chocolate milk over here!
That’s why I always put a shot of rum in my chocolate milk. Makes it more digestible.
Back at ya’!
I’m with you on that one. I get so much heat from the parents of students who get 98 and 99 on tests. Basically they think that if the student managed a 99, then that means they know the material and either the teacher made a mistake or the student is lazy. When students get 100 on a test, I normally announce it in class as I’m handing back their papers. But now, we have this running joke where I announce the students who need to “try harder” next time meaning they all got 100. The kids all think it’s pretty funny.
Ah, I see my mistake now that I’ve been awake for 7 hours. At first look it appears as if the fraction is 14/14 x 7-7.
I was going to ask why there were no answers like E.- All of the above, or F.- None of the above!
See my comment above…
Uh, I think it should be (E)none of the above and (f)all of the above.
“Online dating is, at its core, a litany of alternatives. And evidence shows that the perception that one has appealing alternatives to a current romantic partner is a strong predictor of low commitment to that partner.
” ‘You can say three things,’ says Eli Finkel, a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University who studies how online dating affects relationships. ‘First, the best marriages are probably unaffected. Happy couples won’t be hanging out on dating sites. Second, people who are in marriages that are either bad or average might be at increased risk of divorce, because of increased access to new partners. Third, it’s unknown whether that’s good or bad for society. On one hand, it’s good if fewer people feel like they’re stuck in relationships. On the other, evidence is pretty solid that having a stable romantic partner means all kinds of health and wellness benefits.’ And that’s even before one takes into account the ancillary effects of such a decrease in commitment—on children, for example, or even society more broadly.” emphasis added
That highlighted sentence is what frustrates me to no end. Of course we know that this “litany of alternatives” is bad for society. But being this is a “professor” who has suffered a common-sense-ectomy, and had that part of his brain removed … well, he can’t actually come out and say it. If he did his peers (other academics who have suffered the same surgical procedure) will demand to see the “studies” that prove this is bad for society.
AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!! Why does getting an advanced degree make someone so stupid?!? I pray I don’t suffer the same malady if I go on to earn a Psy.D. from the program to which I’m applying.
Stay “simple” my friend, drink Dos Equis!
People like you, Daniel, don’t normally allow the weirdos of the world to affect them negatively. I’m not sure exactly how old you are, either, but doubt that your mind is a simple open book like most college age students, whereby tons of crapola can be poured into the mind and made to stick, be they positive or negative. In other words, you seem to have a great ability to reason and hash out the truth.
Many professors are living breathing examples that knowledge and wisdom are not the same thing.
We love you the way you is,Daniel…forget being an egghead.
I know y’all do, Scott, that’s why I’m thinking about getting the Psy.D., so I can figure out what kind of family dynamics led to y’all having such a silly notion…
I’m reminded of Groucho’s refusal to join a country club.
Daniel, I struck out finding the video on-line, but about two days ago Bill O’Reilly had a Journalism Professor on who was a perfect, and perfectly frustrating, example of this. It was a feature on the list of gun owners and their addresses recently published in a newspaper. The Professor refused to have an opinion and O’Reilly kept breaking it down to simpler and simpler questions, which showed the Professor’s lack of a stance to be nonsensical, rather than a sign of enlightened perspective.
” …Now, about the children. I wish I could say that there are stacks of methodologically rigorous studies comparing the implications for children whose parents are or are not polyamorous. Instead, there are very few, so any conclusions are tentative at best.”
You really need to conduct a literature review, interviews, and surveys in order to figure out that what is effectively a Swinger’s Den might not be the best environment to raise children?
I’ll let Tink in Cali share the details when she’s able, but if you would please keep her father-in-law in your prayers, I’m certain she and her family would appreciate it.
Doing so now!
I will, now.
Roger that. Thanks for telling, EP. I was going call out to her if she didn’t show soon. Now I will pray for her and hers.
Near the end of that Dr. Strangelove video, you can see a whole bunch of pies on the table in the War Room. In the original ending to the film, everyone was supposed to get into a pie fight, but Kubrick decided to cut the scene.
Biden speaking today on the gun issue: “There’s no silver bullet solution to the problem.” Oy.
He blew that argument away
He shouldn’t go off half cocked like that.
You think he’d keep his powder dry.
Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
You can see the whites of his teeth from space.
Lawl! I can’t top that, but I’ll take a shot at it anyway …
That, Jimmy, is light reflection from the skin between the follicles on his head!
There go the libtards again, going off half-cocked and shooting their mouths off trying to paint a bullseye on the 2nd Amendment again. Always pulling the trigger on the same, tired bullet points in their attempt to take aim against it and all those whom they consider their enemies. Sadly for them, the narrow scope of their rhetoric falls short of the target as they fire away in clip after clip from their media bunkers. Even though their ammo is well past its “use by” date, they keep reloading and keep gunning for those of us who long ago saw the whites of their lies.