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Last week, Alice handed me this bit of work she did in school. “Is for you, daddy!” She was proud. I gave her some positive feedback. Alice, over the past few years, has developed some interesting techniques to avoid doing math at school. We had to get a behaviorist in to verify that this was a set of maladaptive behaviors and not cognitive issues.
The instructions require her to color seven stars, but there are only 6 on the page. Yes, I suppose that you could color three stars blue then color 4 stars green by coloring over one blue star. I just have a problem that Prentiss-Hall let this slip by. It is trivially incorrect and it went right past the teacher too.
So what do you do when you get this? I put a note in the wiki that we use for communication. Total response from the school: none. This is minor, so probably the best is to move on and not make a tempest in a teapot about it.