No, not the school, me.
My son has lost 4% on a recent maths test because of me.
The question read something like this:
Sam went to a restaurant, he had the choice of two entrees, three main courses and two desserts. Pate and pumpkin soup for the entrees, steak, chicken and beef for main course and icecream and chocolate cake for the desserts. What is the probability that Sam would choose soup and chocolate cake?
The correct answer is 1 in 4 but unfortunately my son had no idea what pate was (see image on the right if you are unsure… no, not the bread).
He thought “pate” might be “some kind of random gourmet product you might turn into soup”.
In other words he thought BOTH entrees were soup.
Knew I should have made him eat pate!
This is why feeding expensive, overpriced gourmet foods to your children from an early age is important if you want them to do well at school.
Bless him, he’s asked the teacher to restore his marks on the basis that the question was ambiguous.
Note: Hugamuga would like to point out that their was no illustrative photograph with the words “Pate de Foie” on the test.
I received an email from Hugamuga’s maths teacher today:
Hugamuga did not do very well on his algebra test on Monday, partly due to being away. I told him that some work from him was necessary and I did give him some revision sheets and did tell him to come and see me at lunch time so I could help him, but he never did.
So this modern mother sent her son the email with a please explain request.
I laughed out loud when I got this reply:
errr i will tell the truth 🙁
i thought it would be boring and none of my friends were doing it also in fact nobody and i thought i knew pretty much most of it. 🙁
and with the computing i had alot of interuptions on fridays so i barely got 60% of the lessons
i finished the last assignment just need to send it.
i know its not good enough and your going to be very grumpy when you get home :(!!!
hugamuga curls up in to a little ball behind the book i won for geography at the assembly and the certificate for getting in the top 5% out of 1.7million who did the science comp.
Cute. But he still has to go and do a catch up lesson!