Monday, June 6, 2011

Kindergarten quote - Math values

I was practicing basic addition with my Kindergarten students.  I said,  "If you have one dollar and you find two more dollars how many dollars do you have?"

One little girl raised her hand and asked, "Where did you find the money?"
Conversations get sidetracked easily with young students.  I tried to refocus her on the purpose of the question.  I said, "That part is not important. Maybe you found it on the street. How much money do you have now?"
As if correcting a peer, she said, "Just because you found it doesn't make it yours. You have to give it back. You still only have one dollar."

No argument there. 

I chose another example.

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