Overheard at the Rikers
Monday, February 6, 2012
Big people numbers
Abigail: Are there any numbers before 0 that only big people learn?
Abigail - A new authority in math
Henry has recently started taking an Algebra II class through Utah's Electronic High School. Last week he was puzzling over a problem...
Henry: A number x, is 3 more than another. If the other number is 2 less than twice x, find y. I don't think I can solve this problem. It doesn't work.
Abigail: All you have to do to solve that problem is find what x equals and why y equals. Read the instructions!