Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Is math really important?

This morning, when mom told Claire that it was time for school, Claire said "Yes ma'am.", then sighed and asked "Why do we have to learn?" With a little chuckle, mom replied "So that you can be smart and learn about the things that God created." "Well, why do we have to learn math?" was Claire's next question. Mom then gave the example of "What about when you are cooking and you say 'I have 8 people and each of them eats two corn cobs. How many do I need to make?" Without missing a beat, Claire replied in a deadpan voice "Well, you can just make 100 and freeze the rest."

So much for math, right?

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