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Friday, January 8, 2010

Sarah and the Math Problem

Poor Sarah has a sore nose from her cold. :(

Ok, so I'm teaching common denominators. She knows how it works, but can't seem to understand why it works.
So I drew some pies on the board. 1/2 and 2/16.
I showed her the difference on the pies and then asked, "So would you rather have 1/2 of a pie, or 2/16 of a pie?
She sheepishly said, "2/16?"
I asked her "why 2/16?"

She said, "Because I don't really like pie!"

I guess she understands! :)

5 comments:

Unknown said...

Tee-hee, smart girl!

Seems like Math is the common topic on many blogs today!

:)De said...

Funny girl! For a second I thought she would say cause she wanted to watch her girlie figure. LOL!

Erika M. said...

Good job on teaching Mom.

Erika

Elayne said...

Hey Christie,
I see Erika has her own blog. I don't know how to respond though. Do you have to sign me up??
Elayne

Christie M said...

There is a link to her blog from mine. It is open.
I just checked out the comments, and it is working....

She would love it if you commented on her blog. :)

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