I was sitting at the front of a year 8 class today while they were doing a Maths test. It’s a national competition thing, so all of the junior kids were sitting it.
About 15 minutes in, I glanced over at a kid sitting near the front. He was reading the novel that the kids had been told to bring in with them to read when they’d finished. I opened up my mouth to give him a gentle reprimand for not starting his test, when I saw that he’d already filled in all of the multiple choice answers on his sheet.
Either that kid was a Maths genius, (which I doubt) or he’d just filled in all of the answers willy-nilly to be able to read his book for an hour.
He’s a boy after my own heart. I closed my mouth, smiled at him and went back to what I was doing. It would have been the best Maths test he’d ever taken.