Each tree had 56 oranges. If 8 slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?
If Frederick got 2 beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in 1 week? 2 weeks?
Frederick had 2 baskets filled with cotton. If each basket held 5 pounds, how many pounds did he have all together?
The next one I actually like:
Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for voting for President. She only had $25, how much more did she need to pay the fine?
After I saw the Susan B. Anthony question, I realized that "Frederick" in the problems above was probably meant to be Frederick Douglass. Right?
How did these questions get sent home with the kids with no-one at the school saying "Wait a minute! This could cause offense!" It's mind-boggling.
Happy Martin Luther King Day, everyone!