It’s a never-ceasing-to-amaze process: seeing a mind expand and express itself in new skills.
Here’s Abbey working through some number problems her teacher gave her. What’s most amazing is that it’s not just simple addition or subtraction. Instead, it challenges Abbey to reason through the numbers- dividing, adding, subtracting… sometimes all at once. Cyn says that the elementary-education-term for this is “number sense”: the ability to play around with numbers.
But Abbey came up with these strategies and steps herself. Again, it’s amazing to see it come out of her mind organically.