I love Nina!
One of the things I love about Nina is her unconventional way of looking at things (unconventional compared to my boring ways). Well, it shouldn't come as any surprise that she approaches algebra with a little different flair than I do.
Today, for her story problem, instead of writing x's and y's for her terms she decided to draw pictures of tomatoes and cabbages (I assume the problem had to do with tomatoes and cabbages). Anyway, I thought it was very cute.
The hilarious part was when I was checking her problem though. Here is the conversation that occurred.
Nina: "I don't think I got the answer right."
Me: "No. The answer is right, you did fine."
Nina: "Really! But you can't even tell that that's a cabbage, and the tomato doesn't look much like a tomato...."
Ha! I found her response quite humorous :-)
One thing I can tell you, she has struggled to solve story problems for weeks now, never quit sure how to compose the equations from the word problem.....until she started drawing pictures for the variables. Now she almost always gets them right!