52 math problems tonight (belch) and ds is in kindergarten. Rather than doing the math and counting he would say, "Well, I know 6+6=12 so 6+7=13" etc. He wasn't actually doing any math, just recognizing sequences (for instance rather than counting 6+7, he recognized that it is asking what 12+1 is because 7 is one more than 6).
I let him get away with it because, lets face it, thats pretty clever and it was a never ending sheet of math problems, but, is this setting up bad ground for the future by allowing him to take short cuts, or, is it ok because he recognizes on some level that thats how it goes? Basically what I'm asking is if I should make him count it out next time or allow him to do his short cuts as long as they work?
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