Question 3 of the Common Core questions said, “On Friday, three friends shared how much they read during the week.

Barbara read the first 100 pages from a 320-page book in the last 4 days.

Colleen read the first 54 pages from a 260-page book in the last 3 days.

Nancy read the first 160 page from a 480-page book in the last 5 days.

A person’s average reading rate can be defined as the number of pages read divided by the number of days. Place the THREE FRIENDS’ READING RATES in order from greatest to least.

The Advocate answers were: Nancy, Barbara, Colleen.

Their names are NOT THEIR READING RATES.

The question never asked for the names, just the rates. What happens to students who might do the same thing?

Jane Christensen

homemaker

Baton Rouge