So, the kid is in second grade. Yesterday he was working on a practice math test and turned it in today. When I asked him about it this afternoon he said he got six wrong because he has a hard time with fractions.
I asked him to give me an example. He said one problem had two rows of five for a total of ten. Five of them were shaded in. He wrote 1/2 as the answer and it was marked wrong.
Reader, they wanted him to write 5/10.
Say it with me now, “5/10 is the same as 1/2.”
The kid is not having problems with fractions.