April 25, 2013

Not Quite the Right Answer...

We did 30 conversion problems last night. The first 15 were painful. There were tears of frustration involved.

His, not mine. I was the cheerleader.

The last 15 went pretty smoothly as something clicked.

Today in Math his teacher said, "And who can tell me how many seconds are in an hour?"

Bones said he was so excited because he knew that answer.

He raised his hand and was called upon, "Three thousand six hundred!"

His teacher replied, "Correct! And how do you know that answer?"

To which Bones said, 'Because my Mom and I did it like 80 times last night!"

And there was a pause and finally the teacher said, "Yes, there is that, but I mean... do you know how it is calculated..."

Everyone in his class now knows Bones Mom Knows Math.

I'm just waiting for the day that Bones does...

Posted by Boudicca at April 25, 2013 02:56 PM

Expect a wave of Bones clones knocking at your door asking for tutoring! ;)

Posted by: PeggyU at April 26, 2013 12:58 AM

Well, to be fair to Bones, it WAS the correct answer .........the details aren't as important. I am just imagining him sitting in class trying hard to pay some sort of attention to what the teacher is saying, then Hark! a questions is asked to which he can posit a correct response (excitement, happy)! So, up shoots his hand in math class surprising himself and the teacher equally, and he gives the correct answer, not knowing that the teacher would ambush him with a follow up question (momentary confusion, generally unfair). What am I talking about, I do not have to imagine, been there done that.

Posted by: Web at April 26, 2013 08:31 AM

Web- You are so right! And to hear him tell the story is hilarious. He was laughing about it.

Posted by: Bou at April 26, 2013 04:44 PM