Sunday, November 6, 2011
The pA problem this afternoon was 5(b-2)=3(b+6). The child gets to 5b-10=3b+18 in the problem. He gets ready to combine the like terms and asks if the correct answer will be 2b on the left. I state: '2b or not 2b, that is the question.' He looks at me perplexed and I state it is a line from Hamlet. He states: 'Oh, yeah...the pig from Toy Story.'
I have to tell him that Hamlet is a play by Shakespeare.
This is why it takes us SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long to get through the math lessons.
I go to tell the hubby the funny of the moment, and tell the child: 'I will be back!" He states that is from The Terminator.
When I later return, he has still completed only combining the b variable terms of the math problem from where we left off, and asks if Shakespeare was Hamlet? I have to reply that Shakespeare wrote Hamlet. He tells me that if I were to ever watch the television show Everyone Hates Chris, that the saying would have been 'I'll be black'