Conversation Piece Original Mix Homework Answers

Helping your kids with their homework is something most parents do with pleasure. It's a chance to spend time together, teach your child something valuable, and help with their problem-solving skills. But what happens when a simple assignment takes a horrible turn? One mother, who wishes to remain anonymous to protect the privacy of her family, recently noticed something terrible in one of the multiple-choice questions on her second-grade son's homework assignment. The question asked what a masterpiece is, and one answer option read: "better than a slave piece."

"My initial reaction was that I read it wrong. Then I had to look at it for several minutes and think about what this was saying," the mom, whose son is adopted from Africa, told POPSUGAR. Thinking she was making a bigger deal of it than she needed to be, she put it on her Facebook page to see if she was overreacting. The responses she got were a large mix of shock and anger. "How I read it is that masters are better than slaves, and therefore white people are better than black people."

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Encouraged by her friends and family, she spoke to her son's teacher. "I caught her completely off guard, and she said she didn't see it and that teachers got caught up with report cards the first week back from break," she continued. She was then given assurances by the teacher that she would bring it to her grade-level team to discuss and remove it.

However, this conversation wasn't as comforting as she had hoped. "I didn't feel this was exactly the response I was looking for (she wasn't horrified), so I will be sending an email to the principal to see if I can get a better response."

As a mother of an African-American child, she explained why this assignment is additionally complicated for and hurtful to her. "[My son] has very little knowledge of slavery, and I don't want to make it a big deal to him," she said. "In my opinion, it's mine and his educators' responsibility to discuss these issues in an appropriate way." Certainly the discussion of slavery should be much more in depth and handled better than grossly tacking it on as an antonym in a multiple-choice question.

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"This was just a ridiculous and horrific oversight by another teacher who threw this together," the mom said. "The way we handle it is discussing how amazing being black is and all of the courageous and powerful black people who came before him. My concern is that these subtle acts of racism that continue to be ignored or overlooked send a silent message that if you aren't white, you're less than, which is absolutely not true."

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Homework can be a chore for both the children and their teachers who have to mark it.

But some kids have certainly managed to inject a dose of humour into the learning process, with their hilarious answers to questions they're posed.

Awkward Family Photos has compiled a selection of the most amusing homework attempts out there, from unfortunate spelling mistakes to very rude looking drawings.

Meanwhile, other children gave a very honest insight into what it's like inside their household.

They might not have got the right answer, but at least they made their teachers laugh...

Teachers and parents have been sharing the hilarious homework completed by kids. One pupil gave an insight into their diet, which includes chicken, cereal - and 'stuff off the floor'

Whoever set this homework was asking for trouble when they picked those four letters for the last anagram 

Meanwhile, one child's drawing of a waterfall caused much laughter due to its phallic shape 

This pupil might have to do a bit more work when it comes to learning their proverbs, but at least they got a Star Wars reference in 

Another child accidentally wrote a very rude swear word when they recalled how they weren't allowed to go into the 'big swimming pool' 

This pupil not only explained how they would 'scream like a girl' if they found a pot of gold - but also drew a very helpful diagram 

One teacher shared two very different responses from pupils about what they would do if they broke one of their mother's plates 

This child showed the perils of getting your 'bs' and 'ds' mixed up when they tried to write the word 'bike' 

Meanwhile, this student revealed their true feelings when writing about their classmates 

Another child gave an insight into his household - by drawing of a picture of his mum with a glass of wine that's bigger than her face  

This mis-spelling of the word 'assistant' caused much laughter in the staff room at one school 

One pupil was very direct with their answer about what a snowman would say to the sun

This pupil revealed his true thoughts about his sister when he wrote this hilarious poem 

Another child managed to outsmart their teacher when it came to answering this question about a tornado

This kid firstly revealed their very admirable ambitions, before questioning the dynamics within his family  

It's not only younger children who have hilarious answers up the sleeve - with one student offering this gem 

Meanwhile, one youngster revealed what they really thought about pre-school - explaining that they only like the playground 

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