Friday, September 21, 2012

Math Lessons

This week I was teaching my 7 year old daughter, Elaine, about dozens and half dozens. We used an egg carton to count and talk about things in dozens. Today she seen a dozen and a half egg carton we have. She started talking to me about how it could hold a dozen plus six eggs or three sixes.

So began this conversation.

Me: If you had six apples and three people, how many apples could each person have?

Elaine: (holding up her finger) One.

Me: One each?

Elaine: Yes

Me: What are you going to do with all the extra apples?

Elaine: Find other people, cause you can only eat one apple at a time.

Me: Well you can eat more than one MM at a time. So, what if we had six MM's and three people, how many can each have?

Elaine: Two, cause you can eat two MM's at a time. Even a baby could.

I wish I had recorded it, it's really MUCH cutier hearing her say it.

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