3. What do you get if you add two ODD numbers together? – an even number
4. Do you think this is always true? – yes
5. Why do you think so? My MoM Said So
The question is what she could possibly be expected to have put that would be better. Could a child so young be taught even a vague understanding of a better reason? Some informal “first draft” of what a proof is? Is it worth the effort to try?
On a side note, sorry for the not posting for a while.