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15 October 2007 @ 03:00 pm
This is just too funny not to share. I particularly love the 'alternative' usage of the square root sign on the paper 5 from the bottom. Oh, and the description of the graph. And the stick man terrorist!

Actually, it reminds me of a legendary incident at my mum's school. My mum teaches Year 2 kids and one of her more thankless tasks is getting them to do well on their SATs exams. The maths papers used to be set out in a manner whereby they'd give you a problem, ask you for the answer and then ask you for an explanation of how you arrived at that answer. So, a kid in my mum's class a couple of years ago wrote down the answer to the problem correctly, but then got a bit confused about what the examiners were looking for. In response to the question, "How did you get that answer?" he wrote, "I used my brain" and illustrated it with a great picture of a disembodied brain. He received no marks, which I thought was an absolute travesty seeing as he'd clearly answered the question correctly.
stewtheking on October 15th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
My mother thought that description of the graph was rather too close to my handwriting to be a coincidence... I assured her she was wrong.