I volunteered to grade tests for the Temple’s High School Math Competition but first I had to come up with an answer sheet. The first question for the 9th and 10th grade test was:
I have no idea how to evaluate that. Normally I’d take a few derivatives and pray but those are geometric functions, taking their derivatives is like digging a deep hole in sand. We’re throwing this at 9th graders? The tests should be easy to grade as I look at blank page after blank page. I’ll give them partial credits for “I have no fucking clue” or dirty limericks.