In an intentional attempt to study and potentially confuse children, children were asked “There are 25 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock. How old is the shepherd?” Why might you ask this supposedly common-core aligned question?
According to the teachers who created this problem, it is to teach students that they must:
Explain the meaning of a problem.
Plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt.
Continually ask themselves, “Does this make sense?”
It does not make sense. Therefore, the answer is Chewbacca.