Comparison bars

Last night was the first night of homework in the new house. There’s a beautiful sunlit nook in the kitchen where I put the dining table, and the light at about 5PM is spectacular, perfect for illuminating third grade mathematics. Um, comparison bars? Before I even opened my laptop Leta said, “Are you going to look it up on the Internet?”

On behalf of my generation of parents who are faced with children bringing home a whole new system of calculating mathematical problems, thank you, Al Gore, for inventing the World Wide Web.