Held A-Count-able

| ON, Canada | Learning | August 18, 2015

(I work at a place that helps children improve their math and reading skills. They have to come in, do their work, and then come to the front desk to get one of the staff to mark their classwork. If there are mistakes, they have to correct them. I have just finished checking the corrections that one student made.)

Me: “All right, you did well; there’s only two or three in there that are still wrong.”

Student: “By two or three, you really mean 1000, don’t you?”

Me: *jokingly* “I know how to count.”

Student: “I do, too! I can’t believe you think that I can’t count! I’m in grade four and I learned counting in grade one!”

(Student looks down at the mistakes she still needs to fix.)

Student: “Oh! I think I just counted wrong.”

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