Kids Learn by Exploring

Anthony Vogel’s fingers flew over his keyboard.

The third-grader quickly typed “7” when the computer game asked him to solve “8 minus 1,” then “0” next to “5 minus 5.” And as he typed, he talked.

He explained he’s been memorizing subtraction tables at home, but also finding other ways to get the right answers in math. For example, when a classmate asked him to multiply 99 by 5, he multiplied 100 by 5 and subtracted 5. That made 495, the correct answer.


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