18 Funny Homework Answers from Kids Who Are Going Places

These snarky students are smart alecks at heart

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When you're a  student , homework is an unavoidable fact of life. Kids these days often face hours of homework assignments each week—it's no wonder that some of their answers turn out a little snarky. 

Lucky for us, the funniest homework answers often end up on the Internet, courtesy of amused parents or teachers . Some of these students are being deliberately funny; others may very well be trying ( and failing ) to find the right answer. We think every single one of them deserves a place in the  Smart Aleck Hall of Fame .

Extra Credit for the Snazzy Drawing

"Show your thinking?" 

Challenge accepted!

"What do you need to find?"

"The answer."

Thank you, Captain Obvious. That's really helpful .

Just Following the Directions

The assignment said to write "< or >" so that's exactly what this student did. What's the problem here?

You know what they say — never trust a fart. 

For those who may not know, "shart" is slang for what happens when you do trust a fart. Use your imagination.

That's Just Your Opinion

Some say Tony is disciplined and loves music. Others say Tony is probably a huge nerd. No shame in that game, Tony!

Seems Legit

Why do we know anything , Sharon? Because we're SMART!

Somebody give this kid a scholarship.

Don't Be Silly, Kid

Pssh. "Tedison" is not even a real name... but we totally wish it was.

Failing Biology and Acing Zoology

Sure, this student doesn't know the difference between an ovary and a fallopian tube, but check out that kick-butt tiger face! Points for creativity?

Find X? No problem, there it is. It was right there all along! How did you miss that, Teach?

The Metric System Is Confusing

We can partially blame the American system of measurement for this one, but this student also gets bonus points for the sheer genius of the  utterly sarcastic remark. 

So Wrong, Yet So Right

Again, this answer isn't even wrong. It's technically totally, 100% correct! Maybe the teacher needs to rethink those test questions.

(Nah, not really.)

"April Ham Lincoln."

Remember what the great former president April Ham Lincoln once said: "Four scones and seven beers ago."

Wait, that's not right. Or is it?

An Example of Being Too Honest

This sounds like something out of "Breaking Bad." We really, REALLY hope this is a little kid spelling error situation.

She Must Work at the School in #13

Some teachers will go above and beyond to bond with their students, but this is ridiculous. Get your act together, Mrs. Edwards!

I See How It Is at Your House...

This is an actual quote from a first grade student. How did the teacher not die laughing?!

Comedian Chris Rock once famously said, "As a father, you have only one job to do: Keep your daughter off the pole!"

Clearly, this kid's family has some work to do in that department.

Hold Up There, Buddy

From "I like to play football" to "I am a god" in just a few short sentences. That's quite a leap!

Tell the truth: this is Tom Brady 's homework from 30 years ago, isn't it?

That's Extremely Literal

The difference between six and eight IS that eight is more curly. That's not silly – it's just accurate.

Okay, so I never did that well in math class either. Sue me.

She Deserves Extra Credit

We'll end on a positive note. This student followed directions to the letter and did exactly what she was told to do:

"Write a story to go with this picture. Use capitals and punctuation."

She not only created a funny story about this really, really weird picture of a cat overseeing a pile of hot dogs, but she also used CAPITALS and lots of exclamation points. Who cares what the teacher thought — this kid deserves an A+!

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53 hilarious homework answers from kids that are so wrong, they’re right.

by Megan Zander

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53 Hilarious Homework Answers From Kids That Are so Wrong, They're Right

Since the dawn of time, kids have hated homework. And can you blame them? It’s a total drag — but there are ways to keep things interesting.

Case in point: These hilarious homework answers. Whether the kids who completed these assignments are dead serious or just pulling their teacher’s leg, we can’t help but applaud their efforts.

Originally published June 2016. Updated June 2017.  

Technically correct

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But really, they were just following the directions very, very closely.

Girl code is sacred

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This child is a genius, and so is her mother.

A for effort

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Even this sad stick figure knows this isn’t the best answer.

This kid clearly loved ‘The Lion King’

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With such a clear setup, it’s kind of hard to resist this one… 

Animal lover

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This student is 100 percent correct.

Captain obvious

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If you’re going to try a cheeky answer, at least make sure you spell it correctly.

Stickler for details

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Probably safe to assume this student will not end up being the teacher’s pet.

True or false

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What takes longer, studying for the exam or practicing how to write “fruse”?

Math can solve anything

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Short, sweet and sadly wrong.

Not very nice

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Going to go out on a limb and assume this student isn’t in the marching band.

Environmentalist in the making

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Give the kid an A for knowing at such a young age what so many adults can’t seem to comprehend. 

Funny, but wrong

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If they can’t hack college, they’ve got a bright future as a stand-up comedian. 

The fierce female form

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Failed the biology exam, nailed the tiger drawing.

Easier to spot than Waldo

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All the single ladies

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You just know that after she graded this paper that teacher had this song stuck in her head for the rest of the night.

Good book, bad answer

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Great book, bad answer.

The metric system is tough

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If only conversions really were this simple.

Now add the head bob

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Haddaway approves.

When less isn’t more

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It’s not technically wrong, but it sure isn’t correct either.

An expansive answer

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Peter’s math teacher may not find it funny, but his philosophy teacher would likely approve.

This kid’s a survivor

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If the zombies ever attack, this is the kid you want on your team.

Confidence is key

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It may not be the answer the teacher was looking for , but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.

A hobbit-approved answer

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Gollum would probably find this answer to be precious.

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Be right back, putting Tedison and Cate on the list of potential baby names.

Minor clarification

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Snow shovels are the new controversial topic.

Getting punny

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A sad day for the birds of science community.

You didn’t specify which anagram

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I’ll explain it when you’re older.

Literary critic in the making

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It’s great to see a professional’s thought processes.

An etiquette lesson

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Rumor has it, they also don’t poop or burp.

Drawing isn’t for everyone

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A blob is whatever you want it to be.

A blast from the past

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It doesn’t get more accurate than this.

The lesser known President Lincoln

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Four score and seven years ago, our fathers invented sliced deli meat.

Celebrity guest appearance

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Kids know the darndest things.

The loose change debate

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You can’t blame her for not wanting to carry around pennies in this day and age.

School electives

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What happened to taking home ec?

Slight spelling mistake

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One letter can really change a word.

Sunday school blunder

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The history books depict it a little differently.

Celebrity gossip

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But he hides it so well!

Getting philosophical

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The film industry begs to differ.

Homework wars

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It’s impossible to avoid spoilers these days…

A little too creative

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Weird questions deserve weird answers.

Angry confusion

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Bubble letters don’t cushion the blow.

Homework reveals a lot

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Dad probably won’t be putting this one on the fridge.

Learning more about the public school system

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And Mrs. Edwards, too.

A+ imagination, D- following directions

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With little studying comes great banana car.

The dark side of recess

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Some children have different dreams.

Empty commands

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Now if you had said brother…

The shape naming game

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One-upping the teacher

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Sometimes, answers are better left unsaid.

Freudian slip

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Compliments to the president

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This “Letter to Elected Official” assignment says it all: About your war against terrorism? I like what you did there.

Spelling bee fail

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Apparently, there was more than one “correct” answer.

Best answer ever

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By referencing the Wounded Warrior Project  the student just became the teacher.

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