Question to ponder:

Why is it that children can quote line after line of a movie they have watched exactly once, while the multiplication facts that you have drilled relentlessly every day remain only as wisps of a distant foggy memory?


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  1. Oh, so true! So true! I’ve gone to lots of CD type homeschool review things for just that reason. We have Hip-Hop History and can rap the Bill of Rights now.Let me go off and quote some Adventures in Odyssey…

  2. It is so much easier to get caught up in a movie & thus remember exactly who said what whereas multiplication tables are duller than a butter knife. 😆

  3. Anonymous says:

    If you find the answer, let me know.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It wasn’t the multiplication or even the long division that my daughter stumbled over…it was any number plus or minus one! Explain that!

  5. ElizabethDNB says:

    And why can they never hear that it was time to clean up or get the toothbrushes, even if I yell, but can hear me whispering on the phone in the garage if I am trying to surprise them with a treat?

  6. Yeah, really!! it must be some kind of emotional link…how can we do that with the important things in life?

  7. Because 4 didn’t beat up 3 into 12 pieces.

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