Real Story
17 months ago
The child at school was given the task: "99 people came to the tourist base. Some tourists are accommodated in 12 houses, and the rest-in tents for 3 people each. How many tents were occupied by tourists?"It is obvious to me that the gap in the number of tourists that can fit in one house, does not give the opportunity to give a single answer. The teacher claims that there is no incorrectness in the problem, but there are "not specified data", and therefore it is assumed that there is one person in the houses. Am I missing something in math? Or is it a new program at school where children are taught to assume numbers in tasks? And it is the official test work for 3rd grade.