OK, totally not dissing teachers here.

I'm guessing gyou have to let most things slide, but...

We had a parent conference yesterday with dd#1's teachers. She's doing great, etc. They were excited to have stumped her (for the first time) with a math problem. So, of course, I asked what the problem was.

So, of course, I blurt out, "well, there's not enough information to solve the problem." They look at me like I've got two heads, so I explained that the ducks on the beach could be wet if they had just gotten out of the water, or they could be dry. More stares.

Dh thinks it's no big deal. I think it's one tiny incident, BUT dd is five and not quite old enough to defend her thinking against teachers who are telling her the RIGHT answer is three. I do realize we are at the beginning of a long educational road, but clearly our dd can do 5-2=3 hanging upside down in the dark, KWIM? My problem is that they thought the MATH challenged her and they don't see the flaw in their problem.

Any BTDT?

I'm guessing gyou have to let most things slide, but...

We had a parent conference yesterday with dd#1's teachers. She's doing great, etc. They were excited to have stumped her (for the first time) with a math problem. So, of course, I asked what the problem was.

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There are five ducks all together. Two are on the beach. The rest are in the water. How many are wet? |

Dh thinks it's no big deal. I think it's one tiny incident, BUT dd is five and not quite old enough to defend her thinking against teachers who are telling her the RIGHT answer is three. I do realize we are at the beginning of a long educational road, but clearly our dd can do 5-2=3 hanging upside down in the dark, KWIM? My problem is that they thought the MATH challenged her and they don't see the flaw in their problem.

Any BTDT?

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