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Posted: 9/28/2005 12:47:53 PM EDT
So the daughter brings her homework over for help. No problem i thought, I can definately do 3rd grade math.
Wrong.

#1 - Matthew ate sixteen candy bars on Monday, and nineteen on Thursday. How many did he eat in all?

Write the equation.
Solve the problem.
Write the equation fact family.

Ok, equation is simple enough. 16+19=35. Easy enough.
Well, by doing that that solves the problem.......

But the real thing I dont get is that last one. What the hell is the equation fact family??

Shit, I'm not lookin forward to 4th grade.......
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:51:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 12:53:40 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
36 google results for "equation fact family".

It does not exist. If it gets less than 5000 google results is just does not exist.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:52:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

What the hell is the equation fact family??




If I had to guess I'd say it is some made up crap to justify giving the 'tards who don't even try a passing grade anyway.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:52:50 PM EDT
Call the teacher at home and ask.

Probably no one knows the answer except the textbook author.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:54:24 PM EDT
The fact famly is... The kid was a porker!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:55:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
The fact famly is... The kid was a porker!



Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:55:30 PM EDT
I have never heard that before, and I've taken plenty of math classes throughout the years.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:57:54 PM EDT
I have the same problem with my 3rd grader's homework. They seem to have different techniques for everything these days. I know the answers, but sometimes the method is off the wall.

Must be that "new" math.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:58:38 PM EDT
Fact Family

Addition Fact
16 + 19 = 35

Addition Fact
19 + 16 = 35

Subtraction Fact
35 – 16 = 19

Subtraction Fact
35 – 19 = 16
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:58:45 PM EDT
No wonder we have a problem with fat kids in school and everyone wants to ban junk food machines!

I don't think I got 35 candy bars in a year when I was in third grade!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:58:55 PM EDT
Never heard of it.

But thumbing through google i think it is a set of ordered pairs that equal a given specific number.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:01:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:04:11 PM EDT
Can someone just put a pancake on my head because I have no idea what you are talking about.
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