April 23, 2007

Practical Math

Last week we had a practical math experience. Rhiannon and I were comparing fractions and she was having a hard time understanding why the smaller denominator made for a bigger number. I explained with food an easy thing for her to understand. If she had to split two cookies and share them evenly and one was split into 10 pieces and the other was split into just three pieces which one would be bigger. That made complete sense to her. Then she added to me - "If it was soup night I would want to invite 25 people over and share!" I knew she had her head wrapped around the concept then.

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