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Tag Archives: amusing story
Diagonal is not straight
Zoe and I often play games where one of us makes a figure with some objects (stones, chips, snapcubes, etc.) and the other one has to make an identical figure. Today, for this purpose, we were using an old Russian … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 3 years old, amusing story, definitions, fun math, games, geometry
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Gruesome Math
Zoe has a recent fascination with blood – not the real kind (luckily), but the kind that appears in stories when someone gets hurt. Here is an example of how an innocent math problem turned into a gruesome tale. I was … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 2 years old, addition, amusing conversation, amusing story, arithmetic, subtraction
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My very own Beautiful Oops!
Katie really likes crepes, but she hasn’t had them in a while. I used to like making crepes, but I haven’t done it in quite a longer while. Earlier this week, Katie complained about #1, which reminded me of #2. … Continue reading
Counting Geese
Zoe, grandma, and grandpa were walking in the park. They noticed a flock of geese by the pond. “There are so many geese!” Zoe exclaimed. “How many geese are there?” asked grandma. Zoe began counting, carefully pointing to each goose … Continue reading
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Tagged 2 years old, addition, amusing story, counting, little kids
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String theory and practice
Part I: Zoe Zoe really liked her aquamarine pants with two strings. She liked playing with the strings, and she liked counting them: one, two. Then, one day, she pulled a little too hard on one of the strings, and … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 2 years old, 6 years old, amusing story, deceiving appearances, games, little kids
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A mathematical monologue
Not too long ago, Katie was happy to do random arithmetic problems that resulted (semi)naturally from our conversations. However, recently, when I try to turn something into a calculation for her she says, “I don’t want a problem” or “I … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 6 years old, addition, amusing conversation, amusing story, arithmetic, counting
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A onelegged teacher
This is a followup post to Fingers are not like Hands. My husband suggested that Zoe was able to tell me how many hands everyone had because I asked her only about people she knew. The thinking was that she just … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 2 years old, amusing conversation, amusing story, arithmetic, philosophical
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