Today's ESL moment. The problem says to translate the triangle four units to the left. I walk over to our newest student (new!), who got the first two problems right, and I see that the triangle hasn't moved, but she has a sentence on her page in Farsi. I asked her what it said. "Triangle go four units right." Oh. "In MATH, Translate means to shift or move."
Student: "Ms. Markman, this math problem is not having fruits. I no understand."
Student points to a problem involving a train traveling 70 miles PER hour. (Not PEAR)