Family problems & MATHO


A 13-year-old African American girl in one of Jill’s middle school math classes came to her a few days ago and said she’d be gone the next day.

“Mizis Taylor,” she said, “I won’t be here tomorrow. I got family problems.”

“I’m sorry to hear that,” Jill said.

“Well I need to get my work for tomorrow.”

“You won’t miss any work but we’re having a special math game called MATHO” (like BINGO but with math problems), Jill said.

The girl shook her head and pursed her lips. “Ahh, man! I’m gonna miss MATHO.”

By Greg Taylor Posted in General