Counting cats

by Rebecca on April 5, 2013

in Animal Jokes

The elementary class was learning about addition.

The teacher asks little Cindy, “If I give you two cats, and Jimmy gives you two more, and Sally gives you two more, how many cats would you have?”

Cindy thinks about it and says, “Seven.”

The teacher says, “No, let’s try again. Listen carefully. I give you two, Jimmy gives you two more, and then Sally gives you two more.”

Cindy spends a few minutes thinking it out and again says, “Seven.”

The teacher says, “Let’s try it another way. If I put two apples on your desk, then two more, and then two more, how many apples would you have?”

Cindy says, “Six.”

The teacher says, “Good, now if I give you two cats, and Jimmy gives you two more, and then Sally gives you two more, how many cats would you have?”

Cindy again says, “Seven.”

The teacher, obviously frustrated, asks Cindy, “Why do you keep saying seven?”

Cindy says, “Because I already have a cat.”

Counting Cats

by Rebecca on March 5, 2013

in Pet Talk

The elementary class was learning about addition.

The teacher asks little Cindy, “If I give you two cats, and Jimmy gives you two more, and Sally gives you two more, how many cats would you have?”

Cindy thinks about it and says, “Seven.”

The teacher says, “No, let’s try again. Listen carefully. I give you two, Jimmy gives you two more, and then Sally gives you two more.”

Cindy spends a few minutes thinking it out and again says, “Seven.”

The teacher says, “Let’s try it another way. If I put two apples on your desk, then two more, and then two more, how many apples would you have?”

Cindy says, “Six.”

The teacher says, “Good, now if I give you two cats, and Jimmy gives you two more, and then Sally gives you two more, how many cats would you have?”

Cindy again says, “Seven.”

The teacher, obviously frustrated, asks Cindy, “Why do you keep saying seven?”

Cindy says, “Because I already have a cat.”


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