Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Dividends

Last year I taught my algebra 2 class a song to remind them of how to work with fractions. (I know, how sad is that that it's needed). This year, my cell-phone-cat-pee girl who was horrible with fractions last year is sitting there working away on some trigonometry problem, finding common denominators and adding things with (gasp) "pi" like the best of them and NOT EVEN REFERRING TO HER CALCULATOR.

WooHoo.

4 comments:

  1. I was trying to explain to my girlfriend's eldest (he's nine) how many pages made up a book, and I explained that a book had about ten words per line, and about fifty lines, and asked him how many pages.

    He said: Two hundred and twenty, so I asked him how many words (roughly) in the book, if there were about five hundred words per page.

    His response: I don't know. Haven't you got a calculator?

    And I'm ashamed to say, I put it in the calculator to find out the answer. :S

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  2. Anonymous9:48 PM

    Hmmm, well, I think I've been guilty of those "calculator moments". ... But (cool math warning).

    220 x 500 =

    110 x 1000 =

    110,000

    Ooooh, aaah. Number Sense UIL to the rescue.

    Ms. Cookie

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