sanaa is using the addition strip board to complete addition tables.
she was so excited to find the answers herself
that she completed all the tables,
1 through 9,
in the same day.
often she did not even use the table.
she would start counting from the first addend,
then add the second addend
by tapping her finger on the table to count it out.
e.g.: if the problem was 6 + 3
she was start from six and then,
tap her finger on the table 3 times saying, “…seven, eight, nine.”
then, about halfway through, she figured out the pattern
and confidently declared that she knew her answers were correct.
even so, she graciously checked her work
against the answers.
this is going to be fun,
but i’ve got to make sure i’m prepared
so I can keep up with HER.