At breakfast this morning (breakfast is often when the best conversations in our house take place), Fainjin said, “We did Chinese maths yesterday.”
“Chinese maths? What does that mean?” I asked.
“We did maths in Chinese,” he said nonchalantly around a mouthful of toast.
I didn’t really believe him (you’d think I’d know better by now). I asked him a few questions, and it turned out his class had had a relief teacher yesterday.
“Well, can you write down some Chinese maths for me then?” I asked.
So he did. He wrote a sum, and some numbers.
This afternoon he brought home a worksheet he had done, too, with all the numbers on it and some more sums.
Colour me impressed!
It was also quite handy later on – to bribe him to dry the dinner dishes for me, I promised that he could watch a youtube tutorial on the numbers in Chinese. It worked a treat.
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