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Post time 2018-9-9 11:11:10 |Display all floors
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Did a primary school math teacher in Foshan City of Guangdong Province go too far when she asked her students to count 100 million grains of rice? That's the homework she assigned to her grade four class on Wednesday, leaving some parents unimpressed.

According to thepaper.cn, some parents believed this counting assignment was too much for their children. One parent surnamed Huo said that her child won't do the homework. Other parents approved of the counting assignment. One parent surnamed Mo said she let her child count 100 grains of rice and had them weighted, before estimating how much 100 million grains of rice would weight.

The teacher defended the homework, saying it was to teach students how much of 100 million is, instead of literally counting 100 million grains of rice. She said 10 out of the 40 students managed to finish the math assignment using different means.(China Plus)

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Post time 2018-9-9 18:39:23 |Display all floors
The good old days when I was in standard 2 (grade 4) there was not even half of that amount of rice grains in our country.
Furthermore, if a teacher give us an assignment such as this, the authorities will send him/her to a psychiatric unit.
Human lives mean little when those in the WEST see a bigger gain through war

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Post time 2018-9-10 12:33:24 |Display all floors
This is a good way to teach the students to think "out of the box". It shows there are more than one way to solve a problem..

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Post time 2018-9-10 14:07:11 |Display all floors
Maybe the intention behind this homework was to build patience among his/her students. In other way smart students will find a better way to do the difficult task.

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