"If Fred got 2 beatings per day for a week, how many beatings did he get"
"Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?"
"If Klaus threw 50 Jews in the ovens per week, how many did he kill in a month"
If we're counting "one month" = "four weeks", or if that month is February*
, then it's 200. Assuming that the month has 30 days, then it's 214.29 (which I guess the .29 counts as a 10 week pregnant mom?
) or 221.43 for a 31 day month.
WTF? Why would they do this? - wuggles
I can think of a few reasons - 1) to highlight the pain and misery of slavery (or the Holocaust) with the math problems, 2) to get more students to engage compared to more boring/normal word problems.
this would have been a good idea if the topic they were crossreferencing wasn't a brutal violation of human rights. - Katrika
There are a great, great number of things in history that today would be counted as brutal violations of human rights. Does that mean they shouldn't be part of a school curriculum?