February 14, 2014: Story problems are hard.

Lucy:  Mama, will you help me with my homework?

Me:  Sure kiddo, which one are you working on?

Lucy:  This one.  “Sue has 17 soccer balls.  Jan has 13 soccer balls.  How many more soccer balls does Sue have than Jan?”

Me:  Ok, what are you stuck on?

Lucy:  (sigh) Just…why do they have so many soccer balls?

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