Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?

A Thanksgiving Day puzzle from my granddaughter.


What does your family do for fun at Thanksgiving?

Nowadays, mine tries to stump me with math problems.

Last year, my soon-to-be 10 year old granddaughter brought over a set of puzzles that she’d been working on at school (when she was in 3rd grade).

Give one a try:

Determine the numerical values for a roasted turkey, a slice of pie and a cob of corn.


We all like to whine that American students are slipping behind other countries in math and science … which begs a basic question:

Are you at least as smart as a 3rd grader?

I’ll post the answer tomorrow …

Thanks to AMH for feeding the lead.


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One Response to “Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?”

  1. Neel Says:

    Had to take the bait. Turns out I still remember a few things from 7th grad algebra! (I hope)

    x = 19
    y = 13
    z = 26

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