I have never watched the new series Are you smarter than a 5th grader? but I understand it’s turned out to be quite a popular hit. For fun, the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, CA (east of San Francisco and Berkeley), recently asked two fifth-grade teachers to come up with a quiz for its readers. Their fifteen questions are not difficult, butÃ¢â‚¬â€well, that was a few years ago! See for yourself, and take the quiz (don’t look at the answers accidentallyÃ¢â‚¬â€they are at the bottom of the page). The questions came from the regular curriculum, and the teachers revealed that a score of ten would earn a gold star. I’ll confess to earning only nine!
I’ve always liked silver better, anyway . . .