Elizabeth Banks takes third-grade maths test on Jimmy Kimmel show

Actor has been homeschooling her children during the US lockdown

Elizabeth Banks takes third grade maths quiz

Elizabeth Banks “barely” passed a third-grade maths test she was given in the latest episode of Jimmy Kimmel.

The actor and director appeared on the show and spoke about her experience home-schooling her children, who are in the fifth and third grades.

“It's sort of what we're all doing now,” she said. “I do want to take the opportunity to say 'thank you' to all of the teachers out there and all of the parents who are teaching because I have really come to the realisation that – especially third grade math – is nearly impossible to teach. You've got to have a lot of patience.”

Kimmel then revealed that he’d asked a teacher to give him some sample questions to test Banks with.

First, he asked her how many syllables there are in the word “rhinoceros”. Banks sounded the word before answering: “Four.”

For the second question, Kimmel asked which of the following numbers is not a multiple of 7: 28, 42, 57, 63. Banks correctly guessed 57.

For the final question, Kimmel asked: “Which three-dimensional shape has six square faces?”

“I don't even know what the words you just said in that order mean,” Banks joked.

Kimmel repeated the question, before she answered: “It’s got to be a cube if you say it's a square.”

“Congratulations! You passed the third grade,” Kimmel said.

“Barely!” Banks said.

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