Thursday, October 11, 2007

Simple math

I'm trying to teach our daughter that sometimes an answer is not wrong but you have to consider the context for the best answer. For instance, on a math word problem, your reply should be a mathematical answer.

She brought home "money math"--a sheet of money related addition and subtraction problems. However, at the end there was a word problem:
"If you put the money from each money bag into one large money bag, will you be putting in an amount that is greater than or less than $10,000?"

My daughter's answer: "Yes, you would."

1 comment:

jocelynka said...

I can't even tell you how many times I saw that as an answer in class. It is hard to explain how that is a math question, not a yes or no question. Especially when they have a yes or no question next. Enjoy 4th grade :) If I can help...let me know :)