Got It Half Right

| Long Island, NY, USA | Learning | December 26, 2016

Teacher: “Who can tell me what 36 divided by 2 is?”

My Thought Process: “Well, twelve times 2 is 24, that leaves another twelve, which is equal to 6 times 2, so 36 divided by 2 is equal to twelve and six, and six is half of twelve…”

Me: “Twelve and a half!”

(I was actually confused for a moment when the teacher said that was wrong, but then another kid said 18 and I realized you had to ADD them. Cue the internal facepalm.)

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  • Christiana Equality Bradshaw

    12 and another half of 12. You had the right idea, and understood most of how to manipulate numbers 🙂