Next, I asked what 3+3 is, and they said 6. Then, I asked why it wouldn’t work to rewrite that sum as 3 squared. They said because 3 squared has to equal 9. It seemed to help a bit.

]]>Thank you for writing this blog post. I hope it gets shared and passed around to many teachers, especially new math teachers. It’s a perfect read to begin the new year, a new job, or just to tuck away and reread when one is down hearted. I think I’ll refer back to it as “The Energizer” ; ) 💕

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