Friday, April 11, 2008


So Coby brought home his Multiplication and Division Post test yesterday. He got one wrong that is confusing me. I have emailed the teacher, but would love thoughts on it. This is 2nd grade math, BTW.

Here is the question: Write an addition sentence to represent 3 X 9 = 27.

Coby answer (and I agree!) was: 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 27.

The teacher marked it wrong and said it should be: 9 + 9 + 9 = 27.

To me, that looks like 9 X 3! Nine, three times.


Have a good Friday! I'm off to the hospital all day with my grandmom.

Random Fact of the Day: To answer some of the questions I've been given....We are looking in the Finksburg/Hampstead/South Eastern Westminster area. We would like more land and would also like to be closer to where Jon works and our church. And we have not ruled out the lot next to the church to build on!! Wouldn't that be fun?!?! Plus, there's a farmette up for grabs next to it as well. I don't think I could live on a farmette, though....


~ Laurie said...

His answer looks right to me!

Jen said...

I can see what she would be saying if the question were 9x3=27 i.e. 9, 3 times is 27 but it looks to me like he did exactly what the problem said: he wrote 3, 9 times!!! (you can tell he's your oldest! I barely look at sawyer's papers anymore, unless something is really off! Fourth kid, you know!):-)