I had to stop school right now to post this. Normally I say how many more for subtraction, but this time I said what is the difference.
AA: how many more days until we go to the VIP dinner?
Mommy: well today is the 18th and the dinner is on the 26th. What is the difference between 18 and 26? (Mommy is looking for the answer 8.)
AA: 18 is less than 26
One of the GREAT things about homeschooling is that children learn to think OUTSIDE the box! I loved her answer! Totally NOT what I was expecting or even thinking.
Mommy: Ok... I mean how many more do I need?
AA: oh EIGHT!
Mommy: GREAT! Now what is the different between 6 and 8?
AA: 6 has two threes and 8 has two fours! (she giggles)
Mommy: Now you are being a smartie! AA, what is the difference between 6 and 8? (giggles herself)
AA: two (still giggling)