Thursday, January 06, 2005

Teaching times tables

I picked up the kids at school yesterday. Third grade is finally starting
to teach multiplication. I was pleased to see a child with a worksheet
with about 40 multiplication problems on it.

Then I looked more closely. Every single problem was multiplication by one! There was 1x1, 2x1, 3x1, on up to 10x1. My kid could do that a couple of years ago.

My other kid is in Kindergarten, where they are learning the letter M this week. Sigh. If I don't get greater time-share with the kids, they may end up morons. Or worse.

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