was reviewing counting with her first-grade class. "Jackie," she asked,
"can you count to 10
without mistakes?" "Yes,"
said Jackie, and she did.
"Now, Fred," said the teacher, "can you count from 10 to 20?" "That
depends," said Fred, "with or without mistakes"!
you count to 10? Jackie:
Yes, teacher. (counting on her fingers at waist level) One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Teacher: Good. Now can you count higher? Jackie:
Yes, teacher. (She puts her hands over her head and counts on her fingers.) One,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
you count to 10? Fred:
Yes, teacher-one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Teacher: Now go on from there. Fred:
Jack, Queen, King.
I lay one egg here and another there, how many eggs will there be? Fred:
None! Fred (surprised):
Why not? Fred:
Because you can't lay eggs!
take 932 from 1,439. What is the difference? Stella:
That's what I say, what's the difference`?
added these figures ten times.
Teacher: Good work!
Fred: And here are my ten answers !
Why is a dog
with a lame leg like adding 6 and 7s? He puts
down the three and carries the one.
Why is six afraid
of seven ? Because
seven ate nine.
is best at math ? Rabbits,
they multiply fastest !
My dog is great
at math. Really
Ask him how much is two minus two. But
two minus two is nothing!
That's what he'll answer, nothing!