Epiphanies can strike at odd moments. Like the other day as we are driving home after two cleanings.
“I’m soooo tired!” Emily said from the back seat.
She was tired? I was the one getting sick and just having finished two cleanings!
“I’ve been awake for TEN hours!” says she, in a rather dramatic voice.
“Actually, you have only been awake for seven and a half hours,” overly exacting person that I am.
“I woke you at 7:00 this morning, it’s now 2:30.” I answered, “Five plus two and one half makes seven and a half.”
There was a short pause. “Oh, OH, that’s what one-half means? Half of ONE, not TWO? Now I get it! That makes so much sense!” She laughed, “Here I always thought that one-half was half of TWO, which would be one, not ½. NOW I understand!”
Who needs worksheets in classrooms when you have learning moments like these?