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    Re: "The Friendly Café - Open for chinwaggin'

    I think I did my bit for Maths education last week.

    Whilst in the lift on my way home, there was a little boy somewhat flustered because he couldn't handle take-aways at school. He had managed with adding, but take-aways was something else. I said, "I'm getting off at the 4th floor. You're getting off at the 7th. How many more floors is that"? Then, looking at the buttons, he replied "3". Then, open mouthed, said, "So taking away is just adding upwards"?

    With any luck that's helped him understand something a bit easier. Gives a good feeling inside.

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    Ha ha ha Fourpart. That's certainly a novel way of demonstrating take-away maths !
    Different ! Reminds me of trying to teach my son about computer maths.. Don't ask. I remember using large U2 batteries, SP11s, and AAs etc. but can't for the life of me remember what I did. All I can remember is something about 1 and 0 !!!! LOL
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    It's late, 12.55 am. so eyes orf to me flea pit ! Nite nite LOL >>>>>>>>>>>woosh
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    Quote Originally Posted by G#Gill View Post
    Ha ha ha Fourpart. That's certainly a novel way of demonstrating take-away maths !
    Different ! Reminds me of trying to teach my son about computer maths.. Don't ask. I remember using large U2 batteries, SP11s, and AAs etc. but can't for the life of me remember what I did. All I can remember is something about 1 and 0 !!!! LOL
    It was the look of realisation on his face that really got to me.:-)
    As I got out of the lift I could see him touching other floor buttons. I think he was experimenting with other take aways.
    It always seems to be that once you can associate one idea with another that they're already familiar with it becomes easier for them to understand. I use metaphors all the time with customers on the phone at work.

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