Maths test week 32 Dara

“Okay, children, its test day so no looking into your partner’s work. Sam, you hand out the booklets to all the children. The instructions are: do the whole book. If you are stuck skip it and go back to it. There are 17 pages so I want all 17 pages done by 3’oclock.”

At 2.30 all I could hear was: “Sir, I’m done.” There were 11 other people doing the test. I was on page 14. I skipped some questions. I was the last one doing the test. I was on page 16, almost on 17. The minute I was done the bell rang. The next day I went to school. The teacher looked straight at me. He said “You didn’t finish the test. I said “But I didn’t understand the instructions…!”

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