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    So I was helping my 9 year old SEI nephew with his math wordbproblems and we came to one that expressed this dichotomy well. The question was "Ted made 100 dog and cat treats. How many dog treats did he make?"

    My answer and first inclination was "well, it doesn't say what percentage of the 100 was for the dogs"

    He responded qwith "we don't know because it doesn't tell us how many of them were for the cats"

    You can tell a lot by how people approach problem solving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritsa View Post
    @Eliza Thomason



    So I was helping my 9 year old SEI nephew with his math wordbproblems and we came to one that expressed this dichotomy well. The question was "Ted made 100 dog and cat treats. How many dog treats did he make?"

    My answer and first inclination was "well, it doesn't say what percentage of the 100 was for the dogs"

    He responded qwith "we don't know because it doesn't tell us how many of them were for the cats"

    You can tell a lot by how people approach problem solving.
    LOL, that was cute. And so nice you help your nephew with his homework. My SLI's 4 year old granddaugher is goign to be here every other Tuesday all day! I am so excited; I adore her. I am going to have an art class with her, and a memorization time (just really short line every hour or two and she'll have somethign entertaining to show off - and its good learning - and we'll cook for everyone, I am just so looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    What is wrong with our education system.
    Common Core, for starters!

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    And if you say, "It doesn't tell you how many dog OR cat treats," what does that illustrate ... Or "It doesn't specify percentages."

    In-between? Oh, wait, then there's no dichotomy. That word problem brokeded the socionics.

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