Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Anna's Math Skills

Friday night, 8:30 p.m.:

Anna comes out of her room with an excited look.

Anna: Guess what you get when you do 2 plus 1 plus 2 four times?

Maria: What do you get?

Anna: 20!

Maria: How did you figure that out? 

Anna: Well, I read it in a book, and now I just know it. See, what you do is add 2 and 1 and 2, then you do that four times, and you get 20.

That's right, folks! Our 5 year old kindergartener just read about multiplication in a book, taught herself, and now she gets it. Pretty sure there's something about order of operations in there, too; it's still sinking in...

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