Results for - Wacky Word Problems

1,526 voters participated in this survey

1. A Montessori school in Cincinnati was recently investigated by the school board when some controversial test questions were posted by a concerned parent on Facebook. Did you hear about this?

Yes
5%
76 votes
No
95%
1,450 votes

2. Fouth graders were given such questions on their math test: "A recipe for 48 ounces of punch calls for 23 ounces of fruit juice and liquor. The rest is club soda. How much of the recipe is club soda?" and " the Jones family, whose food stamps are getting cut $14 a week next month. How much will the Joneses get now? How much were they getting before?" Do you find these questions inappropriate?

The alcohol one is inappropriate.
15%
232 votes
The food stamp one is inappropriate.
3%
50 votes
They are both inappropriate.
46%
695 votes
Neither is inappropriate.
13%
205 votes
I'm not sure.
22%
334 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
10 votes

3. If you were a parent who saw these questions on a test, how would you handle it?

I'd contact the teacher.
32%
493 votes
I'd contact the principal.
26%
391 votes
I'd contact the school board or someone else higher up.
23%
356 votes
I'd discuss it with other parents.
17%
254 votes
I'd post it on my social media
6%
99 votes
I'd pull my child out of school.
4%
65 votes
I wouldn't do anything
30%
461 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
53 votes

4. Has your child ever had what you felt was an inappropriate question on either a test or homework? (If so, share in comments!)

Yes
7%
103 votes
No
41%
626 votes
Undecided
11%
166 votes
Not Applicable
41%
631 votes
09/03/2015 News 1526 29 By: MamaV1776

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