Monthly Archives: July 2014

Does 5 = 5? Understanding Equality in Math

Me: “Is this true? 5 equals 5.” I write on a whiteboard on the table between me and several 2nd grade students: 5 = 5 2nd grade students, after a few seconds hesitation: “No, that’s not true.” Me: “Why not? 5 doesn’t equal 5?” 2nd grade students, in a rush: “You have to have 2… Read More »