Onesies, twosies, threesies, foursies, fivesies, sixies, sevensies, ninesies, tensies…fine! But, elevensies? twelvesies?
Why did my evil second grade teacher, Mrs. Kraut make me learn my times tables up to 12? I still don’t know my 11s and 12s by heart! My fragile little mind only had room for 1-10!
Now, it occures to me that it is completely pointless to teach them past 10. Are 2nd graders still taught to learn their times tables up to 12? If so, why? If not, when did primary school teachers finally come to their senses? Is it so we can more quickly figure out how many hours are in a day? How many inches in a yard?
If Mrs. Kraut hadn’t spent all that time drilling 11x12=132 into my head she might have had time to teach me how to spil…spel…spell!