OH MY HECK!!!!!!
They are making me freak’n CRAZY. All I want them to do is tell me the difference between one number and another (within the context of a graph). 5 Apples, 3 Oranges, “How many MORE apples are there than oranges?” or “How many fewer oranges are there than apples?” (My aide says it because I’m trying to compare oranges to apples……)
We have HAMMERED on the key words MORE, FEWER, LESS THAN. We have matched up and counted how many of anything is left, etc, etc. We’ve approached every way from Saturday, the ones that get it, get it, the ones that don’t, I wonder if they ever will……. I’m pretty convinced that it’s developmental and they won’t get it until they are ready.
None-the-less, it’s on the test. And the test cometh.