I was helping some students with math after school today. It may be more accurate to say that I was watching someone else help students with math after school today, but I was being very supportive, so I think that was helpful.
The problem was something like 10¹/10³.
She was encourage to write the exponents out as follows 1-3= ?. She was resisting this suggestion, so we wrote it out for her. As we were writing it she “Oh, -2.”
“See, you are a visual learner.”
“I know,” she said. “I watched Kelly show me the answer.”