Today I did something very much unlike me. I finished and posted my Book Talk and Reader's Theater (which was actually a blast to write) for tomorrow's Diagnostic reading today! Imagine that; me, not procrastinating.
In Math Concepts we had our first test. Everything went fine (unless I made careless errors, often my bugbear), except for one baffling question. It was basically this. if you have less then ten coins that add up to $0.42, what are all the possibilities of coins you can have?
I couldn't think of any formula for figuring it out or any kind of graphic aid, so I just wrote out an inkblot-festooned list of all the possibilities I could think of. After about six or seven, I gave up and left.