November 12, 2008

To be flattered or not

Last semestral break, although i didn't get to do the real work i so carefully planned out beforehand, i made myself useful. And even if i dragged my nephew to my daily dates that perhaps got him sick just right in time for trick or treat, i managed to devote a good part of one afternoon teaching him division.

Now, i am not sure if he remembers how we did division. But when asked to divide, he keeps muttering or maybe mimicking what i told him to remember. After illustrating our division lessons with a pack of Flat Tops, I said, to memorize the multiplication table is a must because...

"When you have no more candies to divide with, that's when multiplication comes in."

I think, he'll like philosophy.

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