17 September 2008

1 + 1 = ....Duh

Now, I'm trying not to go of on a geriatric rant here, but I did detect the odour of singed hair emanating from the neck-tie region when I read this...

1. 5 boys share a bag of 55 lollies. How many lollies does each boy get?
2. There were 60 cows inside a shed. 18 walked outside. How many cows were left inside the shed?
3. 38 x 6 = ?
4. David has 35 stamps. Bruce has 70 stamps. How many stamps do they have altogether?

People credited with this unit standard are able to solve problems which require calculation with whole numbers.

5. Write these percentages as decimals: 34% 52% 8%
6. Write these decimals as fractions: 0.5 0.03 0.95
7. Betty got 13 of the 20 questions correct in a biology test. What percentage did Betty get?
8. Gary ate 25% of a cake. What fraction of the cake did he eat?

People credited with this unit standard are able to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages; and solve problems involving conversions between percentages and fractions. (For these ones they could use calculators)

These are the questions you need to answer correctly to get a credit towards your National Certificate of Educational Achievement in New Zealand

Fair enough, you'd say.

But this is YEAR 11, for goodness sake.

/Rant Mode>
At 16, I was doing calculus and differential equations. (Not very well, but that's another story)
If I'd had this stuff, I might have passed University Entrance at the first shot.
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I keep looking to see if today's April Fools Day, but it's not......

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