Multiplied Waste

| LA, USA | Learning | August 31, 2015

(I’m talking to a fifth grader having trouble with word problems.)

Student: “So to do this one I need to add 20 over and over again 15 times?!”

Me: “Well, yes, but if you add something over and over again what are you doing?”

(The answer I’m looking for here is multiplication.)

Student: “Wasting your time?”

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