November 18th, 2009

First day of school

Who needs fractions?

My students told me today that they don't need to learn fractions, they are useless.

So, I said if they were at the store and a shirt was $10, but the tag said "half-off," how would they know how much the shirt is without using fractions?

One of the females in my class raises her hand and says, "I know that it's cheaper than $10, so I would just buy it."

Good logic.