Friday, September 5, 2008


I asked my first grader today if she could figure out some ways to make 8 expecting the typical answers like 8+0, 7+1, 6+2, 5+3, and 4+4. Well, the first one rattled off was 4+4. She then answered 6+2. I pried out 7+1. Then with a glint in her eyes, she said 20-12. I was surprised by that but even more so when she started rattling off other subtraction ways all the way from the 20-12 up to 200-192.


Abbi said...

Isn't that fun! I have been very much enjoying seeing my kids enjoying and doing well at their schoolwork as well. Jonathan was showing off in math again tonight. That is his strong point but not Mara's. She excells in other areas.

Minkydo said...

lol… What a smart girl :)

All in a Day said...

Thank you both for commenting. Abbi, I found another set of books I was going to see if Mara would want to read but have forgotten the books the past two or three times I've seen you.