5th Grade Teachers Instructional book.

“Interpret the product (a/b) × q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence of operations a × q ÷ b. For example, use a visual fraction model to show (2/3) × 4 = 8/3, and create a story context for this equation. Do the same with (2/3) × (4/5) = 8/15. (In general, (a/b) × (c/d) = ac/bd.)”

The questions require tremendous reading skills; far beyond what is necessary to exist in adult life.  Those mathematically inclined may figure out what is being instructed,  (I didn’t get it until the last parenthetical sentence)… 

So, I’m asking Dave Sokola… Interpret this problem!  What does this mean?  

I’m asking Jack Markell, and Mark Murphy:  why are you doing this to OUR kids?