You are welcome! I am taking a guess that you related to it. Ha!
Okay, on to your math question. I am a huge fan of Rachel McAnallen's work. She is INCREDIBLE! She really pushes the need for students to use numbers with nouns to help make math more meaningful. 9 what? She dramatically says in her classes. 9 cucumbers?
So, to demonstrate the importance of this, try reading the book 1+1=3. Using picture clues you can figure out what makes that equation true (nouns). So for example, it might be 1 unicorn plus 1 bull equals 3 horns. Now this book is filled with silly, fun examples like this. What I have posted in the slideshow are examples that relate to measurement, money, etc. They are TOUGH! Slowly, the answers started being placed up. Several from other classes, in fact. The nice thing is the lesson really worked. My students know better, and make sure to add the noun to the adjective during math now. :)
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