a first-grade classroom the teacher asked, "If I gave you 2 cats =
and another 2 cats and another 2, how many would you =
tin raised his hand. "Seven."
teacher replied, "No, listen carefully. If I gave you two cats, =
and another two cats and another two, how many would you =
in, Justin answered, "Seven."
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 =
s time Justin answered, "Six."
ling, his teacher continued, "Good. Now if I gave you two cats, and =
another two cats and another two, how many would you =
hout hesitation, Justin said, "Seven!"
teacher was confused. "Justin, where in the world do you get the =
answer seven from?"
tin shrugged and explained, "Well, we already have one cat at =
home, so . . . "
Dr Bob Griffin =
Knows Me, This I Love!"