**I. The final decimals problem set in the 4th grade Everyday Math Student Math Journal "Decimals and Their Uses" chapter **[click to enlarge]:

**II. The final decimals problem set in the 4th grade Singapore Math**[click to enlarge]:

*Primary Mathematics Workbook*"The Four Operations of Decimals Chapter"**III. Extra Credit:**

What higher-level thinking opportunities do Singapore Math students lose out on by not being prompted to reflect on their feelings about decimals?

## 4 comments:

How about this answer for EM Reflection problem #3:

"This question is the hardest, because I'm good at doing actual math--it's easy and fun! but I suck at writing and don't enjoy it at all. Can't we do more math in math class?"

No kidding. lol SM any day.

From the rising-6th grader's summer math packet:

Find 65% of 100.

The question was so stupid, that the kid kept asking 65% of what?? Knowing that they couldn't possibly be asking for 65% of 100! That would be stupid!

That wasn't the end of the problem though, for the complete question was:

Find 65% of 100.

Explain your answer.He has no idea how to explain such a mind-bogglingly simple problem. "They give you a really easy question, and then make it impossible!" he said.

Astounding, Auntie Ann! And--"They give you a really easy question, and then make it impossible!"--very well said!

I will add this to my collection. Thanks for sharing.

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