Home Schooling, The Roman Way

This morning we were doing some math. Well, technically, Ron was doing the math and I was working on the schedule for this week. I noticed it was taking him a really long time to do some simple math. I told him to pick up the pace. A few minutes later, I noticed he was still dragging. I told him, a bit firmer, to pick up the pace.

Ron asked "What's the roman numberal for thousands?" I told him that I was not goin to distract him by talking about things that had nothing to do with his current page of school-work. (We did roman numerals last week)

He said "But I need to know" as he showed me his page. Where he was answering all the math problems correctly. Then converting the answers to roman numerals.

Grant me patience!

Waves

so what is the Roman numeral for thousands? Perhaps that's why I didn't seriously consider homeschooling.

Earth Girl | 02/19/2007 - 08:13 PM

As my head imploded, my dear husband walked past the room and added "M" to the conversation.

Lucy | 02/19/2007 - 08:43 PM

Now there is a useful fact. It is a good thing there are men in households who serve as information dispensers.

King of Fools | 02/20/2007 - 12:36 AM

Hence 2007 = MMVII. Now, the really fun part comes when we start doing math using Mayan numerals, which, you know, are vigesimal rather than decimal...

Paul Burgess | 02/20/2007 - 02:47 AM

And suddenly I have an image of Ron making up his own numeric system!

Lucy | 02/20/2007 - 02:38 PM

LOL! That's hysterical!

My ds, the artist, is partial to illustrating his paper. He'll do a wonderful book report, then illustrate all over the margins, so I can "Get a good picture" in my head.

I finally told him I'd deduct 10 pts. for every drawing!

Sheesh!

Leni | 02/20/2007 - 03:06 PM

Man! You know, maybe he just needs to do a really vivid cover-page?

Lucy | 02/20/2007 - 04:41 PM
 
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