Ten, ten questions, ah ah ah.

Students were given a list of about 25-30 exercises.  Of these exercises, I only wanted them to do numbers 1-10.  Thinking it was clear and detailed enough this way, I simply wrote on the board, “Answer the first 10 questions”.  A student raised his hand, and the following disaster happened:

 

Student: “Mister Karabekian, we only have to do two questions?”

Me: “What does it say on the board?”

Student: “We only do the two?”

Me: “That is the number ten

Student: “Which one?”

 

 

The board says “10 Questions”. Student: “we only do two?” Me: “That is the number ten.” Student: “Which one?”

 

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7 thoughts on “Ten, ten questions, ah ah ah.

  1. How do children reach your class not being able to read numbers up to 10?

    Which one? This child isn’t reading in binary, he is simply incapable of reading numbers.

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