Monday, November 28, 2016

Reading quiz

We read this wonderful story in school. 
One of the questions the kids had to answer after reading the story was: "How many people were in the courtroom that day?"  (I love this question, because it demonstrates the interconnectedness of different subjects in school.  Sometimes you use math in English class.  Real life is not compartmentalized into school subjects.)

Noah did the math and figured out that it was 95 people.  But when he wrote the answer, he wrote 97.  I thought he just copied it incorrectly, but he explained, "I assume the judge/mayor didn't fine himself or the poor grandma 50 cents, but they were still in the courtroom."  Watching my students' brains work is really enjoyable. 

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