Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Grading Math Tests

Academic Integrity is stressed in our school; as is honesty. In my mind Honesty and Integrity have always been married -- locked in Holy Matrimony for all time. This morning as I graded the math tests I was once again reminded that not everybody shares my point of view: Question 3a.) Is 24 a prime or composite number? Student Answer: prime Question 3b.) How can you tell? Student Answer: I kopeed from my nabor. ______ Oooookay .....(btw, prime is the wrong answer).

17 Comments:

Anonymous Jamie said...

TOOOOOO Funny!!!

9/27/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Priceless.
Thanks for the chuckle.

9/27/2006 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Hmm... honest without the integrity so much... that is interesting. I kinda agree with you I always thought they were married, as well. Apparently not everyone agrees. Oh, and does this child need a spelling tutor? lol

9/27/2006 07:22:00 PM  
Blogger Just Tom said...

That's sooo funny. I love it.

I have to share one of my funny cheating student stories from OSU. I had this Freshman Art 101 class there. 300 students. They had this assignment to go to an art show on campus and write a half page art review of a selected piece from the show. I got in all of the papers and started grading them, only I found it tiresome to grade the paper and then go through the pages of my roster and find their name alphabetically ito enter the grade. So, I decided to spread the papers out on my kitchen table and alphabetize them to match the roster. Somewhere in the middle of that stack, two people with the exact same paper ended up next to each other, alphabetically. I thought that was some pretty amazing justice. I had an interesting talk with those two...

9/27/2006 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Funny!!!

9/27/2006 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Donnak said...

LMBO - well the poor kid should get something for being honest about it. :)

9/27/2006 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger charlie said...

'Honesty and integrity'! I feel faint. Funny tale though, QD

9/28/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Blogger Nea said...

haha. well a little bit of both huh, not much integrity, but some honesty.......that is funny.......a good lesson, don't copy, the answers might be wrong....

9/28/2006 01:57:00 AM  
Blogger goldennib said...

Did he learn that if you cheat, at least pick someone who knows the answers?

9/28/2006 02:32:00 AM  
Blogger DaBich said...

donnak took the words out of my mouth LOL I can't believe he admitted to it!
For punishment, make him write ALL the mispelled words 10 times each...properly ;)

9/28/2006 03:02:00 AM  
Blogger itchingtowrite said...

ha ha . liked the one on so foolish of me also. kids can be so honest & straightforward

9/28/2006 03:23:00 AM  
Blogger bazza27 said...

Presumably you'll be having a word with his English tutor as well!

9/28/2006 04:06:00 AM  
Blogger Cuppojoe said...

Surely this one deserves partial credit!

By the way, the fact that one of your students is comfortable enough to be that honest with an authority figure is a good sign.

9/28/2006 06:56:00 AM  
Blogger Dr.John said...

When I taught math in a private academy the students cheated like crazy. Honesty and integrety were not part of their vocabulary. Once when my staright A student turned in her paper I asked, loudly enough for everyone to hear, how she made such a bad mistake on the third problem. Then I watched while students earsed their third answer. Of course her answer had been right.

9/28/2006 07:14:00 AM  
Blogger Kat Campbell said...

That's hysterical! His honesty leaves some hope that he'll grow up with honesty and integrity.

9/28/2006 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

honesty is honesty. that needs to be acknolewdge.it's a good first step..ahhh, poor kiddie..i hope he didn't get in trouble with his parents...

9/28/2006 06:24:00 PM  
Blogger alessia said...

wow... that could be a "Calvin" comic :p

9/29/2006 06:28:00 AM  

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