This is not really a brag-- although I'm proud of DS6, who is, shall we say, highly focused on convincing others that he's right when he is. There's no "Great Big Commiseration Thread" or "Courage in the Face of Grim Adversity Thread", so here it is:

DS was given a math homework problem dealing with a child walking to the library, then the grocery store, then straight back home. The first part of the question asked how long the total distance would be, after giving the distance from the kid's home to the library, and from the library to the store.

DS came to me and said, "I don't get it. There's not enough information." He'd drawn a diagram with a circle around the library with a radius reprenting the distance to the store, and then drawn a bunch of lines from the house to the circle to show how the distance home would vary. I told him that his answer was right, and to write out that there wasn't enough info for a solution of that part.

I just found out from my wife that the homework sheet came home with the teacher's red mark and comments that it was indeed possible, adding the two numbers together for a "solution" based on the assumption that the house, library, and store were all in a straight line, as of course they always are in the real world, or at least in Lineland, and additionally assuming that the library was in the middle.

This teacher told us at the last TAT meeting that in her opinion, DS was having trouble with word problems, which shocked us. Now I know what she must have meant. sick She also mentioned that he's argued with her on many occasions about being right. I'm proud of him for being strong enough to stick up for himself, and proud/heartsick that he never mentioned this sort of thing to us. With his brand of perfectionism, every unjustified red mark must be like a slap in the face.
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