### Math drills in the car

Mar. 3rd, 2010 10:00 pm**entirelysonja**

This morning the kids were being rambunctious in the car, so I decided to try some math drills to calm things down.

We all had a good time -- I gave the kids simple problems (things like 5-3 = ? and 2-? = 1 for Erika, and 2 + 1 = ? for Karl). Erika got all the problems I threw at her right, and told Karl all the answers to the problems I gave him. (Which was fine -- he doesn't know how to add or subtract, he was only getting math problems so he wouldn't feel left out.)

The most fun was when the kids gave me math problems to do. Erika gave me things like 5+3-2+100-12 = ?, while Karl gave me some more like -3+5+100+100+100=?. I thought it was amusing that some of Karl's involved negative numbers, though of course he was just spitting back things he'd heard Erika and me say.

We all had a good time -- I gave the kids simple problems (things like 5-3 = ? and 2-? = 1 for Erika, and 2 + 1 = ? for Karl). Erika got all the problems I threw at her right, and told Karl all the answers to the problems I gave him. (Which was fine -- he doesn't know how to add or subtract, he was only getting math problems so he wouldn't feel left out.)

The most fun was when the kids gave me math problems to do. Erika gave me things like 5+3-2+100-12 = ?, while Karl gave me some more like -3+5+100+100+100=?. I thought it was amusing that some of Karl's involved negative numbers, though of course he was just spitting back things he'd heard Erika and me say.