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Kindergarten Homework Leaves Parents Baffled (Photo)

| by David Bonner

A kindergarten student was given some homework that even some adults are having trouble figuring out.

Royce Winnick, a New York-based mom, was baffled by the writing worksheet that her 5-year-old daughter brought home, reports the Daily Mail.

Winnick shared a photo of the sheet on Facebook and posed the question, “Anybody know this answer to my daughter’s kindergarten homework?”

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“I posted the homework because we honestly could not figure out the answer,” she told HuffPost.

The worksheet provides the student with a printed letter as a model, with instructions to trace the letter, then to write a few of their own.

Below the letter-writing exercise are four pictures of things that begin with the same letter, with the identity of the pictures left blank so that the student can fill it in.

For the letter "T," three of the four pictures are easy to identify. There's a picture of a tub, the number 10, and a spinning top. But the final picture is a group of rabbits, which is what stumped Winnick and many on Facebook.

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Among the guesses were “twins,” “two by two,” “thumpers” and “twabbit." But those answers are wrong.

Winnick's daughter couldn't think of an answer that begins with the letter T, so she ended up just writing "Pet" for her answer. “The real answer was ‘vet’ which makes no sense!” Winnick exclaimed.

The "K" worksheet makes even less sense.

The top two pictures show a kid and a kit, but below those are a picture of a group of people and a picture of a man. “The answers to the two bottoms ones are kin and Ken!” said Winnick. “Again, how is a 5-year-old supposed to know that?”

According to Winnick, her daughter's teacher is going to contact the publisher of these assignments, in an attempt to find out why they included such difficult problems on a kindergarten worksheet.

She also joked that the assignment was part of Common Core, the controversial public education standards which described as follows on the official website:

The state-led effort to develop the Common Core State Standards was launched in 2009 by state leaders, including governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, two territories and the District of Columbia, through their membership in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). State school chiefs and governors recognized the value of consistent, real-world learning goals and launched this effort to ensure all students, regardless of where they live, are graduating high school prepared for college, career, and life.

Sources: Daily Mail, HuffPost, Common Core / Photo credit: Alexi Rubstov/Flickr, Royce Winnick via HuffPost

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