So many lessons that people assume have to be limited to classrooms are given room to play on the narrative page. Forget just asking kids what a dodecahedron is; let them imagine what it would be like to have a conversation with one. Averages are given a new meaning when you meet the partial child from the average family. You might think more about using common expressions if comparing something to “falling off a log” meant that you actually fell off of one. These meant so much more to me as part of a story than they would have on a blackboard.
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