(This was DD's idea for a pose.)
Friday, February 23, 2007
Does This Add Up?
Just found this interesting….A few days ago, DD came up to me and said, “If I have two and get two more, I will have four.” I thought this was pretty good considering that she turned 4 less than a month ago and we haven’t worked on adding at all. I began to ask her a few questions like, “If you had 3 and I gave you 1 more, how many would you have?” She answered correctly, so I made the problems a little harder like 3+2, 5+3, and 6+4. Amazingly (to me), she answered them correctly. Of course, I kept most of the addends and sums under 10, but she got the answers right at least 80% of the time and she was working these in her head, so I know she understands the concept. This may be totally average or she could've been just having a good day, but I thought it was pretty impressive! (Of course, I realize that I'm just a little prejudiced.)