Several parents shared their children’s homework that left them scratching their heads and seeking help. Thankfully, some Reddit and Twitter users came to the rescue and shared their insights.

As we grow older, the schoolwork given to students becomes more challenging. However, there are times when even younger kids receive perplexing homework.

When faced with these moments, some parents turn to the online community to find answers for their little ones. Here are a few examples shared on Reddit and Twitter.

**Grade 1 English**

A mom was befuddled by her first-grade son’s English homework. He had to circle the photos that had the same ending sound as the word “fin.” The options given included a hamburger bun, a frog, a jar lid, and a spoon, which were far from straightforward.

Some Reddit users stepped in to help. They suggested that the ending sound didn’t need to rhyme with “fin.” Answers like “bun” and “spoon,” both ending with an “n,” were provided by sympathetic users.

**Kindergarten School Work**

Kindergarten homework usually seems simple with an adult’s assistance. However, one parent couldn’t figure out the three-letter word to name the picture of a rabbit with her bunnies playing.

Thankfully, a kind Reddit user suggested the answer might be “pet.” They explained, “These kinds of worksheets often make the last one more challenging by changing the sound to trick the kid.”

**Grade 3 Math Problem**

Math problems are typically solvable when all the numbers are given. Yet, a Grade 3 student’s homework question asked: “Janell had 15 marbles. She lost some of them. How many does Janell have now?”

One Reddit user suggested the answer is less than 15 but considered the question unfair for a third-grader. Others thought the answer should mirror the question, with replies like “Janell lost her marbles” or simply “She has some left.”

**A Six-Year-Old’s Homework**

Some visual problems for six-year-olds can still stump parents. One child’s task showed paint splatters and several apples with the question: “How many apples could be covered by the paint? There cannot be more than 20.”

Several Reddit users were equally confused, with one suggesting it could be a riddle.

**Grade 1 Math**

A difficult Singaporean math problem for first graders was shared by a Twitter user. Although it seemed near impossible, one person managed to solve it by altering the question a bit.

**Another Math Problem**

A different math question posted on Twitter also caused confusion. The task required students to calculate the perimeter of a shape based on another rectilinear shape’s dimensions.

One response, both complex and sarcastic, suggested it was reasonable to ask this of a ten-year-old.

**Solving for X**

Sometimes, math problems can be too intricate, even for adults. One such question read: “An orchestra of 120 players takes 40 minutes to play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. How long would it take for 60 players to play the symphony? Let P be the number of players and T the time playing.”

A Twitter user pointed out the irrelevance of the math here, noting that the speed of playing Beethoven’s 9th isn’t determined by the number of musicians. “As a performer who has played it many times, the speed is NOT a function of the number of players,” they remarked.

Reddit is a place where many turn to for help with perplexing questions.