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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Homeschooling With Dad...

Conversation I overheard between my nine year old daughter and her dad this evening as he was helping her understand some mathematical principles:

Dad: "You've got 1 Freaky = 2 Deaky's; and 1 Deaky = 3/4 Artsy's; and 1 Artsy = 5 Fartsy's. Convert 23 Freaky's to ____ Fartsy's"

Daughter: " doesn't do it that way...I don't get it."

Dad repeats earlier sentence.

Daughter: "So you want me to tell you how many Fartsy's there are?"

Dad: "Yes. Figure out how many Fartsy's you get when you convert 23 Freaky's using the mathematical equation I have given you."

Daughter: "Um...Okay...well...I guess there are going to be 46 Freaky's, which would mean I have to multiply .75 Artsy', I have to reduce here...okay, so I reduce down and then multiply by 5 Fartsy's...would it be....let's see (furiously scratching on paper with pencil)....12 Fartsy's?"

I guess he speaks her language.

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