Cookie Monster had a little trouble connecting the dots on her math work the other day. In a problem, 10 boxes were provided, 5 were shaded and the questions posed were wondering what fraction of the number were shaded vs. unshaded. She was able to identify that, but she didn't write them in fraction form. So i worked with her on that today. All done, no problem.
And the beauty of homeschool is that right at the moment, i could connect a few more dots for her that she'll learn a little later--the simplest fraction forms where you turn 5/10 into it's simplest form. She, of course, knew it was 1/2. Smart cookie. Then she tried to impress me a little bit more with her knowledge of fractions:
"And you know what else, Mom? I also know what those numbers are called. The number on the top is called the numerator and the number on the bottom is called the 'debombinator'."
How could i look at her and not laugh??! It took a lot of restraint, and i also couldn't bust her bubble by tell her that she had to tweak that word a little. We'll get to that later!