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  1. Fyllis says

    When I was in grade school, we were learning fractions. My math teacher thought he was ingenious when he brought a steak to class and began cutting it into pieces. With the first cut, he presented two pieces and asked what the fraction was. The answer was 1/2. He continued to cut each piece in half as he asked what the fractions were… 1/4, 1/8, 1/6, 1/32, 1/64, etc. By the time he got to me, he had cut the steak multiple times over. Nevertheless, as he held up the plate he said, “I have cut each piece 27 times. What do I have?” I couldn’t believe he expected me to give an answer. I suck at math and was completely dumbfounded, and the first thing that came to mind (and which came out of my mouth) was “Ground beef!” 

  2. judy mclaren says

    It was the last day for my 16 year old grandson, Cody,  to give his report. His teacher set her timer and told him that the speech had to be 4 minutes long!  He talked for a minute then looked at his class mates and said, “Now I want all of you to take 3 minutes to think about what I just said!”  Then he sat down!