Math class last Friday:
Me: We are getting ready to start the basics of Algebra, so it's really important that you pay attention today to have a strong foundation.
Student 1: What does foundation mean?
Me: Foundation is like when you are building a house you have to put down cement so the house has something to stand on. The cement is the foundation.
Student 1: So we're going to be building houses?
Me: No, thats just my example for you to understand the word foundation.
Student 2: When are we going to build the houses?
Me: We're not building houses.
Student 3: How many points will it cost?
Student 2: What class are we building the houses for?
Me: We're not building houses! I was just explaining the word foundation!
Student 4: I don't understand what we're doing- we're going to build houses in math?
We've gotta work on these listening skills!