Now before I begin this note, you must understand that Willow gets advanced math and computer technology like it is nothing. Give her a simple easy math problem and she segways to "I like turtles."(This is our joke for when Willow goes blank because she looks just like this kid when she does.)
Willow's math problem;
Carla bought 4 sheets of poster board. Each sheet cost $2. She paid with a $10 bill. Carla cut each sheet into 2 pieces How many pieces does Carla have?
There is also a TIP at the end of the question that states there is extra information.
Willow:"mom I need your help."
Mom reads the question while Willow interrupts bursting out with "10 see the answer is 10 because there is a TIP see."
Mom:"What the heck are you talking about Willow?"
Willow" there is a tip at the end of the problem see mom, it means the answer is 10."
Mom:" What the ----- do you mean honey please explain your logic to me, breathe and tell me what you mean."
Willow" She cut the four pieces into 2 dollars and each piece cost 2 dollars so I thought the answer was 10."
Mom: WOW WTF! Hold on while I gather my thoughts and explain."
Willow" No there is a tip see mom!"
Mom:"Willow STOP and LISTEN to me! READ the problem AGAIN!!!!"
Willow: reads the problem still not getting it."
Mom:" Willow just read the Carla bought 4 sheets of paper part and skip the EXTRA information that isn't important."
Willow:"BUT MOM SHE PAID WITH A 10 DOLLAR BILL!"
Mom:" WILLOW THAT IS NOT important!!!!"
Willow" but it's a TIP SEE."
Mom:" THAT is a tip telling you that there is EXTRA INFO that IS NOT IMPORTANT TO THE PROBLEM! PAY ATTENTION TO THE QUESTION!"
Willow" NO mom."
Mom: draws out four pieces of poster board and draws a line showing them curt in half.
Willow: counting like she knows it all almost going to TEN! Even though there were only eight pieces!"
Mom: EIGHT WILLOW eight.."
Willow: FINALLY GETS IT!
LORD HELP ME!!!!! :P