Today AV received a new lesson on cross multiplication. It involved an improvised checkerboard and a box of beads. The lesson itself was unremarkable. What happened afterward was so remarkable.
I called JV over for a lesson and AV was fooling around with the beads instead of putting them away. I sat to give him the hint: “Clean your stuff up. I have important lessons to give.” JV by now was enticed by the beads. He began to build a bead triangle. AV was building a circle with the 10 bars. I at least had the presence to pause to watch before launching into a clean-up rant.
Here is what ensued.