At a time when kids around us are losing their touch with innocence and almost constantly fighting a losing battle to seize the good ol' times of undiluted childishness that we attached to young kids, all thanks to the skewed influences brought in by the idiot box and social media, there has emerged a “woke” and “humane” young mind which has sent netizens into a frenzy.
A Twitter user recently shared a photo of a math answer sheet that belongs to a class 7 student, and the student and his answer have since gone viral on social media for the “humane” and hatke approach to the math problem.
It is a Maths question. But look at the last line. This student is thinking beyond arithmetic. Teacher who shared this with me; her joy is unbound ð#education #criticalthinking #reasoning pic.twitter.com/q1kUAUK4Xr— Rajagopal (@rajagopalcv) March 12, 2019
Though the student's identity and school are not known, the student's awareness and empathy are being lauded by one and all on social media.
As can be seen in the shared picture of the answer sheet, the question gives the amount a woman earns over a span of 15 months, which comes to Rs. 18,000. On further inspection, it can be seen that the student has also calculated the woman's earnings in a month, seven months, as well as the amount of time it would take her to earn Rs. 30,000.
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We presume that the calculations and the conclusive answer were correct, but that isn't what has won a million hearts online. The student's end remark is what that did it!
The kid has concluded his answer with a remark that reads “This woman worker is underpaid”, and it is this awareness, empathy and sensitivity of the class 7 student that the netizens are lauding, and rightly so.
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It is good to see that young minds are still thinking loud and clear, despite all the external noise that is constantly trying to distract them. The student has not only made his/her teacher and parents proud but has also given us a sense of hope for our future as an empathetic and caring society.
This is exactly why continuous evaluation can be the only fair way of evaluating children and not giant public tests.— Shreya Roy Chowdhury (@ShreyaR_C) March 12, 2019
Love this humane student— Sangeetha Vasudevan (@imoneypenny) March 12, 2019
Student with not just a brain but an Outlook of the world too.
You earned my respect buddy ðððð
Hope we have more such sensitive students who learn to link science(and knowledge) with humanity. Thanks for sharing this.— Roshan (@RoshanReach) March 13, 2019
Parents and the teacher can be proud of this kid. One great upbringing..— Raj (@Inspector_raj) March 12, 2019
That is called VALUE BASED EDUCATION.— ASHVINI KULKARNI (@ashsunanda) March 14, 2019