Good Old Math Problems
At my fifth grade son's back-to-school night his
teacher showed us how he writes the homework assignment on the board. He pointed to that
day's assignment for math which said "page 15, do the odd problems, 1 to 13."
The teacher commented how one child said, "But Mr. Fisher, which are the odd
problems?" and all the parents chuckled at what they thought was a joke. When I got
home, I asked my son Sean what are "the odd problems?". He answered in an
exasperated tone," That's just it , Mom, I can't tell which problems are more odd
than the others. They all looked sort of the same to me!" As soon as I said odd
NUMBERED problems, he got it.