Two Katies and a Zoe

This morning:

Katie: Can we have more light?

Me: Sure, you know how to turn on the light.

Katie goes over to the light switch and flicks it.

Katie: It’s just the right height for me.  For a tall person it wouldn’t be comfortable.

I walk over to the switch and show Katie that I can easily turn on the light as well.

Katie: What about daddy?

Me: Daddy isn’t much taller.  It’s comfortable for him as well.

Katie: And grandpa?

Me: And grandpa too.  It only wouldn’t be comfortable for a real giant.

Katie: Someone as tall as eight Katies?

Me: Do you think someone that tall would fit into this room?

Katie: Of course not!

Me: How many Katies (tall) do you think would fit?

Katie: Um, two.

Me: So three wouldn’t fit already?

Katie: Maybe if the third Katie was a Zoe!

We didn’t actually measure it, but I think that Katie was not too far off from the truth.

About aofradkin

I enjoy thinking about presenting mathematical concepts to young children in exciting and engaging ways.
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2 Responses to Two Katies and a Zoe

  1. David says:

    How many smoots long is the Harvard Bridge?


  2. Pingback: Math on the Go | Musings of a Mathematical Mom

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