There are lots of humbling aspects of being a parent of a teenager. Among them, is the uneasy realization that they are getting smarter than you.
Proof of that comes to me daily in the SAT Question of the Day.
With my son starting to look at schools and getting ready for the ACT, I’ve been reading the question of the day for the SAT and the ACT the past few months.
Bottom line: 32 years after high school, I’m still pretty good at understanding what I read — and I still stink at math.
Here’s a recent SAT question of the day where I didn’t know where to start.
Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer.
If S is the set of positive integers that are multiples of 7, and if T is the set of positive integers that are multiples of 13, how many integers are in the intersection of S and T?
(E) More than thirteen
I’m buoyed by the fact that only 40 percent of the 231,758 who tried this question got it right.
For all the agonizing we do about public education, I’m pretty sure the expectations and demands schools place on our children when it comes to math are harder than what I dealt with as a teen.
Bonus: Answer is E.