Monday, June 15, 2015

Legal Math

Luke was supposed to convert 1/8 into a decimal by doing long division. I looked at his paper and only the answer was written down, so I asked him how he did that. He said, "I asked Emmett what half of 25 was, and he told me half of 24 was 12 so I wrote down 0.125." Well. I guess that'll do. (To catch you up: 1/8 is half of 1/4, which Luke already knows is 0.25 because it's easy and also experience with money)

Tuesday, June 09, 2015


This is Henry's summer Spanish notebook. He decorated it with, among other things, the alphabet. While doing this, he looked at me and exclaimed with surprise, "There are two xes in the alphabet?!?!?" I was puzzled, so I said I didn't think there were. He said, "Q R *X* T U V, W *X* Y Z!" So I explained that while "S" sounds kind of like "X," that first one is an "S" not an "X." You can see the correction if you look for it.