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

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