A photo of the math quiz, uploaded to Imgur, shows how an unknown third-grade student received negative marks after allegedly failing to properly articulate how he correctly solved the question 5×3. “The first question asks the student to use repeated addition to solve the question 5×3. The student answers 5+5+5=15, but is marked incorrect,” notes the Daily Mail. “Instead, the teacher writes that the correct answer should have been 3+3+3+3+3=15.”

The assignment’s second question, which similarly asks the student to use “repeated addition” to solve 4×6, is also marked wrong despite being correct. “In the second question, students are asked draw an array to solve 4×6,” the Daily Mail adds. “The student draws six rows of four and is again marked wrong, with the teacher drawing four rows of six as the correct answer.” Commenters on the photo, including several who claimed to be teachers in training, were outraged alongside the young student’s parents. FULL REPORT