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The hermaphrodites of Maple Street, or why Americans fail math

Can you see what is wrong with this picture?

bad third-grade math worksheet

Either the children in Mrs. Lamb's class are intergendered or somebody writing third-grade math texts flunked Venn diagrams.

This came home with my daughter's schoolwork yesterday. I'm not sure what to do. Do I show her why it's wrong? Do I take it up with her teacher? Or do I let it go by and hope that they haven't permanently warped her understanding of set theory?

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