Gideon wrote: > > "Graduate students of physics and the like" most certainly do > work on word problems. I spent some time in the past working > in a research physics lab. Every research assignment I received > was a "word problem."
I stand corrected.
> ================== > > Jim Spriggs wrote in message > <428A7EE9.1C14931E@ANTISPAMbtinternet.com.invalid>... > > needmathhelp wrote: > > > > Does anybody know a math word problem that it would be impossible > > for a fourth grader to figure out. I am a teacher in the gifted and > > talented program in my school and I teach smart fourth graders. I had > > to resort to placing particle physics in my lesson plans to get them > > stumped. They understand string theory now. I need more hard stuff. > > Please post anything hard. > > What are pupils who understand string theory doing word problems for? > String theory is the sort of thing that graduate students of physics > understand. Graduate students of physics and the like don't do word > problems.