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03/10/21 Grif.Net – Addition Problem

03/10/21 Grif.Net – Addition Problem

In =
a first-grade classroom the teacher asked, "If I gave you 2 cats =
and another 2 cats and another 2, how many would you =
have?"

 

Jus=
tin raised his hand. "Seven."

 

His=
teacher replied, "No, listen carefully. If I gave you two cats, =
and another two cats and another two, how many would you =
have?"

Aga=
in, Justin answered, "Seven."

 

Wan=
ting to be sure he was understanding basic arithmetic she tried this: =
"Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and =
another two apples and another two, how many would you =
have?"

 

Thi=
s time Justin answered, "Six."

 

Smi=
ling, his teacher continued, "Good. Now if I gave you two cats, and =
another two cats and another two, how many would you =
have?"

 

Wit=
hout hesitation, Justin said, "Seven!"

 

The=
teacher was confused. "Justin, where in the world do you get the =
answer seven from?"

 

Jus=
tin  shrugged and explained, "Well, we already have one cat at =
home, so . . . "

 

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Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
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Knows Me, This I Love!"