A class of kindergartners came into their classroom one morning in the spring, some still talking excitedly as the bell rang. They settled down at their desks and gazed at their teacher as she came to the front of the class.
“Hi everybody! It’s great to be here another day! I’m really excited because now that you’ve all learned your numbers really well up to 20 this year, we’re going to start learning math. I promise you’re really going to have a great time with it.”
“My mom told me about math!” called out one of the girls in the front row. “She said we’ll be adding things to get bigger numbers, like apples or books!”
“Well,” replied the teacher with a smile, “we’re not going to start with addition, actually.”Continue reading