Sassy fourth grader invokes 'girl code' to outwit math homework

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Students Cites 'Girl Code' As Reason to Not Do Her Homework

This gal deserves an A+ in friendship.

Fourth grader Maddy Douglas, from Iowa, recently shut down a math problem in her "Common Core" homework assignment for breaking "girl code."

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The logic question introduces eight high school boys and girls who go on a series of dates in different combinations (apparently this is the same high school from "One Tree Hill") and asks the students to figure out the final dating combination.

Maddy, a wingwoman wise beyond her years, was astounded by the question for breaking the finite rules of womandom.


Image: Facebook Jenn Morrison Douglas

"I can't answer this problem because my mom says acoording [sic] to girl code you shouldn't date a friends x boyfriend," Maddy wrote.

Her mother, Jenn Douglas, posted the picture of her daughter's homework to HuffPost Parents' Facebook page with the hashtag #girlcodetrumpscommoncore.

Jenn Douglas told The Huffington Post she was "proud" of her daughter's answer, but she did question the appropriateness of a dating-related question on an assignment for children.

"I consider myself to be a completely open-minded type person and as a single mom, try to teach my children about equality and about different types of people they will encounter, but my first reaction was it was not an appropriate question for a fourth grader or really any grade," Douglas said. Several Facebook commentators echoed Douglas' sentiment.

But Douglas says Maddy's teacher was a fan of her answer, laughing and telling her, "good point."

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