O.K this has been bothering me for the last couple of years. Why don't teachers give any leeway to the thinking of kids? Don't they realize that some kids think out of the box? My example is: My 8 yr old son took a math test this week, and failed one question. The question? How many sides does a circle have? His answer: one. When I asked why he though a circle had one side, he stated because you only use one line to draw it. When I stated that a circle had no sided, he stated that if it didn't then it would not exist because there would not be a line. Is he right? Can you draw a circle with no sides? This is one of many he has come up with. Can you fight a teacher with this stuff? I must say I find humor in it, but some times this way of thinking just does not fit in to the everyday school format. Any comments?