Tag Archives: amusing discussion

Monday Starts on Saturday

Here is an amusing conversation that I had with Katie today. Me: Katie, what day of the week is it? Katie: Friday. Me: And what day of the week will it be in seven days? Katie: Friday. Me: And what … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Today Katie spent a long time in the bathtub, mostly doing math :-).  It started out with me giving her the following problem that I got from Zvonkin’s book: You are standing on the first floor.  You climb to the … Continue reading

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Who’s on First?

Katie and I were downstairs in the dining room while my husband was upstairs entertaining Zoe.  Suddenly, Katie and I hear a bang.  Katie (pointing to the ceiling): Someone is on the roof! Me: No, that noise came from your … Continue reading

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Bigger than Googol?

Today Katie and I had a conversation about BIG numbers.  However, I told her that in order to get a sense of big numbers, we first needed to start with some smaller ones.  For this purpose, I brought out the … Continue reading

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A bit of Set Theory

Katie and I joined my sister’s Golden Key Russian School – Katie attends and I help out my sister with the math classes.  We hope to write semi-detailed descriptions of the lessons on the school’s blog, but here I will … Continue reading

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Some functions are not friends

Following the suggestion of one of the commenters, I introduced Katie to the concept of inverse functions.  I started by saying that I want to tell her about two functions that are not friends with each other.  She seemed interested, … Continue reading

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Functions – not so scary!

In many math curricula, functions are treated as something complicated and mysterious and they don’t get introduced until some time in middle school.  But in fact, the basic idea is very simple and beautiful.  A few days ago I introduced … Continue reading

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