Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cute Math Interpretations

Homeschooling works in part for me because I so completely cherish being the one who receives my children's literal thinking.

Theo's doing math this morning.  Here's the question:
A pumpkin weights 8 lbs.
An apple weighs 4 oz.
What is the difference in their weight?

His answer: one is measured in pounds, the other in ounces.

Tee hee.  Smart, right, and not what the writers of the book were looking for at all.

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