You know how sometimes you say things and don’t realize it until you hear them coming from the mouths of your children?
Mister Man has a Math Journal that he does in school. It’s pretty cool actually. They have to write out the word problem, draw a picture of it, write the math sentence (the equation), a sentence explaining the solution, and then my favorite part: telling how you solved the problem.
As I flipped through his math journal that came home yesterday (it usually doesn’t, but since we missed school for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, he had a little makeup to do), I started giggling at a few of the entries.
“How many fish left? 7 fish 6 thrown back”
And Mister Man’s explanation for how he solved the problem?
My mind told me!
There were others that made me smile and more. Then there was this one….
“21 jars of jam, 3 bears”
“21 / 3 = 7 The bears each get 7.”
And apparently I’ve told him this just a little too often. Because how did he solve the problem?
I am smart that way
I’m still laughing. I’m not sure that his teacher is.