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Third Grades get Math Problems on Slavery and Beatings

OMG! This is insane. A school in Gwinnett County, Ga., gave assignment to its third grade students some simple maths problems. The more the assignment sounded simple, the more it contained unacceptable words in it.

The third grade assignment question read,

“Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick”.
Another math problem read, “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?”

Another question asked how many baskets of cotton Frederick filled.

Holy cow, can you see it. The age where a kid should be taught to love, respect and play, these kids were fed about Slavery and Beatings.

Christopher Braxton told ABC News in Atlanta that he couldn’t believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross.


“It kind of blew me away,” Braxton said. “Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He’s not answering this question.”

“This outrages me because it just lets me know that there’s still racists,” said Stephanie Jones, whose child is a student at the school.

“Something like that shouldn’t be imbedded into a kid of the third, fourth, fifth, any grade,” parent Terrance Barnett told WSB-TV. “I’m having to explain to my 8-year-old why slavery or slaves or beatings are in a math problem. That hurts.”

“In this one, the teachers were trying to do a cross-curricular activity,” Gwinnett County school district spokeswoman Sloan Roach said.

Roach said the teachers were attempting to incorporate social studies into math problems. “We understand that there are concerns about these questions, and we agree that these questions were not appropriate,” she said.

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  • wayne

    Wow… Mrs. Roach… you have to be kidding me. you honestly think these kind of questions fit into the category of cross-curricular activity. Why not how many black men were hung by the KKK or how many black females were raped by the KKK and or how many black people or on food stamp assistance with 7 or 8 babies with different fathers. Are you a black female Mrs. Roach…. probally not… you probally went home that night and had a good laugh with your KKK huband.