Chicagoland third grader answers 'Hossa' on math exam

Chicagoland third grader answers 'Hossa' on math exam
May 24, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Tony Andracki

Quick quiz, hotshot: What's nine times nine?

Yes, I know we all did our multiplication tables in grade school and if you're reading this on a computer/tablet/phone, you undoutedly have a calculator at your disposal.

So it's an obvious question when we all know the answer is "81."

While that is correct, it's not as fun -- or creative -- as Maggie Ciara's answer.

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Maggie, a third grader at Columbus Manor Elementary School in Oak Lawn, Ill., was faced with the same math problem on a quiz recently and came up with "Hossa" as the answer (h/t Puck Daddy).

In other words, she didn't simply just say "81," but rather chose the Blackhawks player who wears the No. 81 sweater.

How cleverly cute.

Her teacher didn't think so, intially, asking "What is this?" on the quiz. But all was forgiven after Maggie explained her response, and she received a 100 percent on the exam.

Photo courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago

(Photo courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago)