Monday, March 14, 2011

A Humbling Experience

I had to complete an online assessment tonight. The first part was a type of personality test. The next 4 sections dealt with math and analogies. It took me back to the SAT. Let me just say that the last 90 minutes I spent doing this online assessment were humbling.

Dear Middle School Students - I am sorry for the times I am easily frustrated when you don't understand something. I've forgotten how difficult math (and words) can be.

One question on the assessment said something like, "If a radio station has a signal of a 120 mile radius, and Phil traveled through the signal at 40 miles per hour in a Pinto and then switched to a pony trotting 12 miles an hour, how long would it take him to travel 1/4 of the way through the signal diameter?"
My answer: a long time.
Good grief. I don't even know how to begin to find the answer.

There's a reason I don't teach math.

1 comment:

  1. Awful...I hate those type questions. Better you than me!