This past week, I was working with a child who is struggling with math. I was using the triangle math cards.
An example of this is a triangle with a 3 in a bottom corner and a 5 in the other bottom corner. I had it drawn on the board. I had an 8 in the top corner. When I told her to look at the 8, she told me she could not because that would be cheating. I explained this was learning not cheating. I could tell she did not believe me. I talked to her mom and asked for her help. How sad that a child is so concerned they will be accused of cheating that it stiffles learning. We will see how she does next week.