I love Noah, but sitting with him while he works on math can be painful. I don’t know if it’s the Autism, the ADHD, or just a lack of ever really internalizing all of those basic math facts that a person should, but it takes him a long time to do math. To his credit, he scores well in the end, but it takes a long time.
Our most frequent math nemesis for a while now has been making denominators all the same during adding and subtracting of fractions. He does it well, but it takes a long time.
But then suddenly, we have the sweetness of multiplying and dividing fractions.
Different denominators? No problem. After weeks of watching the tedious process of finding like denominators, it almost feels decadent.
Oh, and don’t even get me started on the loveliness of when cross reducing is possible.
Sure, it may all sound nerdy, but in this season of my life, multiplying and dividing fractions has become a joyful thing.