Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More Math ...


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't know doing math required artistic talent. No wonder I had such a tough time!

Anonymous said...

I love part 2 of the question, "Does the object continue to move after it comes to rest?" Sounds like a gimme! How can an object "move" after it comes to rest???? By definition "coming to rest" means permanently stopped. Or is this just a poorly phrased question. Did they mean to ask if the object moves after it stops its forward momentum?

SCATS said...

To 2:41PM ~~ One of those "trick" questions ... unless you already know there's an elephant in the way :D

Anonymous said...

The only thing more puzzling than the math question is what is the relevance to meaningful dialogue about improving our school system.
Obviously 99% of us have forgotten the math behind this example or never knew it. And any test could have a cutsie answer like this one, regardless of the validity of the question and the appropriateness to the curriculum being taught.
Bottom line.....Hello! What is your point? Humor? OK, got it! Moving right along!

SCATS said...

To 6:59PM ~~ Actually, it is a physics problem, something even you overlooked.

And yes, humor was the point. It's OK to laugh ;)

Anonymous said...

Ok I never took physics. What is the answer?

SCATS said...

To 2:50PM ~~ You don't need the answer. In Greece, you'll be socially promoted anyway ;)

Anonymous said...

Folks. It does come to a rest. When it meets the spring and the spring stops compressing the object will come to a rest.

Duh

When you throw a ball in the air it stops mving up at some point to come down.

Anonymous said...

Question, is this a NYS math test question or a GCSD question? The incompetence might go farther than you think.
SCATS, where and when can I meet you for the cup of coffee?

SCATS said...

To 11:12PM ~~ I doubt that it's either. It appears to be a physics problem and it came from an email with some humorous responses students gave on exams.