Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday Tidbits #28: The Homework Edition

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Problem: Tamar ate 5 grapes and David ate 8 grapes. How many grapes did they eat altogether?

Me: You have to write the sum and then answer it.
DD: So is it take away?
Me: No it's add.
DD: NO! IT'S TAKE AWAY!
Me: No, how many all together? It's adding.
DD: NO, THEY ATE THEM SO IT MUST BE TAKE AWAY!



2
There's a picture of a man with 5 balloons and next to him a little boy is running off with 3 balloons.

DD: What is THIS?
Me: Weeeell, I think a man had 8 balloons and a boy took 3 of them away.
DD: I think the man had 5 balloons and the boy took 3 of them away.
Me: I have no idea which is right.
DD: I have no idea either. Why do they think we can read pictures? They should just write the sums and stop being silly.
Me: I agree.



3
Which words are rhymes and which words are opposites? Then make up some of your own.

DD: I know one of my own. Hi - Bye. Hey! Hi - Bye are rhymes and also they're episodes.
Me: Opposites.
DD: That's what I said.



4
DD: Watching The Magic School Bus isn't just watching it you know, it's also for learning things. It's not just watching videos for fun, it's more like homework because you learn things. (thinks) I like this homework.




10 comments:

  1. Diane and Conor in Los AngelesFebruary 3, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    This is a wonderful example of "concrete" thinking!!

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    1. Yes, her arguments are pretty sound I think.

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  2. That is SO funny.... all of it! She's sure to me a maths genius with logical (and lateral!) thinking like that!
    (Thanks for giggles... much needed today :) xx

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    1. Either she'll be a maths genius or she'll excel at talking her way out of doing any maths.

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  3. I just simply adore your conversations and I love her logic. The punctuation of the pics is fabulous. I really really need to start documenting what Aaron says again, as he is even funnier now than when I used to. Good on you for capturing precious memories xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. I keep agreeing with you that you must do it, so do it. :)

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    1. Thank you, she certainly uses it to her advantage.

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  5. She's growing up so quickly! I've been reading you for three years (?) now and she is a little lady now. Lovely and bright, just like her mum X

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    1. Am thank you. She is a little lady, it's fun to her company.

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