Addition Problem

Addition ProblemI was helping my daughter with her homework.

She said her teacher didn’t want her carrying over tens the way I was showing her, “she hadn’t taught it to them yet.”

Stumped by that one, the best I could suggest was doing it anyway and erasing the evidence.

  1. 5+7 = 12,
  2. write 2 in the ones place,
  3. carry the ten into the tens place,
  4. 10+20+30 = 60,
  5. write the 6 in the tens place,
  6. ERASE the hell out of that damn ‘1’ so you don’t get a crying child who hates arithmetic…
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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.