Keep working until you reach question negative three.

The board said:

 

Answer questions 1-4.

 

Two of my students had this to say:

Student 1: “Mister Karabekian, we answer questions one and four?”

Student 2: “No, stupid, that says question one minus four.”

Me: “Guys, you answer questions one THROUGH four.”

Students: “Ooohhh”

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3 thoughts on “Keep working until you reach question negative three.

  1. I had this exact same conversation with a class I was supplying for on Friday! Except it was a Gr. 12 English class! (it was a remedial class, but still)

  2. Third graders here. I tried to get revenge by explaining and demonstrating the difference between a hyphen, an en-dash, and an em-dash, but they were fascinated.

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