Today I was helping a little friend with his 2nd grade public school math, here is the problem in the photo...
I was kind of at a loss, clearly the 3 ways show the same number- because it is fact...but how is a second grader supposed to explain that in writing?
And because we can have Huh? moments in homeschool 2nd grade math, too...
Here is a puzzler from Demi's math today:
Jenna ordered four fish sandwiches and one hamburger. How many sandwiches did she order in all?
Mommy thought the answer was 4 - since clearly it was stated there were 4 sandwiches and 1 hamburger.
Demi was of the opinion that the answer was 5 - because a hamburger has 2 pieces of bread and a filling in between.
Clearly this needed much more discussion and polling of opinion. Luckily, I had the solution manual and I could look up the answer and deduct from the correct answer whether or not the author agreed a hamburger was a sandwich, or if he thought it was its own food group. Because, clearly such an opinion is needed before doing a math problem.
I wasn't so lucky with the public school math, I have no solution manual and therefore have no idea what they wanted the 2nd grader to write, beside that it is true.
clearly mom has a headache now.
I hate math.
So, is Barbie thus proved to be more philosopher than dumb blonde? Write and explain your answer...