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teaching maths to reluctant learners

Little Zachary was doing very badly in math.
His parents had tried everything... Tutors, Mentors, flash cards, Special learning centers. In short, everything They could think of to help his math.

Finally, in a last ditch effort, they took Zachary down and enrolled him in the local Catholic


After the first day, little Zachary came home with a

very serious look on his face. He didn't even kiss

his mother Hello.
Instead, he went straight to his room and started studying. Books and papers were spread

out all over the room and little Zachary was hard at work.
His mother was amazed. She called him down to dinner.

To her shock, the minute he was done, he marched back to

his room without a word, and in no time, he was back hitting

the books as hard as before. This went on for some time,

day after d ay, while the mother tried to understand what

made all the difference.

Finally , little Zachary brought home his report Card. He quietly

laid it on the table, went up to his room and hit the books.. With great trepidation, His Mom looked at it and to her great surprise, Little Zachary got an 'A' in math. She could no Longer hold her curiosity.

She went to his room and said, 'Son, what was it? Was it the nuns?'
Little Zachary looked at her and shook his head, no. 'Well, then,' she replied, Was it the books, the discipline, the structure, the uniforms? 'WHAT WAS IT ALREADY?'

Little Zachary looked at her and said, 'Well, on the first day of

school when I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they weren't fooling around.'

Posted at 5th Dec 2008 - 07:10AM   Posted by Unpeuloufoque   teaching maths to reluctant learners Comments: 4

Faith's Avatar Laughing Fraid it didnt work for me, and there was a crucifix in every room!

Posted by: Faith on 5th Dec 2008 at 08:39AM

Excellent! I'll have to try it...

Posted by: Blogthatmama on 5th Dec 2008 at 08:54AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Way too late for me Laughing

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th Dec 2008 at 09:47AM

TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar I love itLaughing I love children's jokes. Brings to mind - After Christmas term teacher tells the infant class she want's them to use proper words. No more bickkie, walkies etc. Proceeds to ask the class about books they got for Christmas. One little boy put up his hand "Miss I got a great book for Christmas called Winnie the Sh**.

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 5th Dec 2008 at 02:50PM

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