Wednesday, January 26, 2011

That is cheating

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.

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