Saturday, June 14, 2014

Math is everywhere!

Gigi has been interested in numbers since she was a little toddler. She was always asking how many this or that. How much is this plus/times that. How many minutes in an hour.....  and so on.

She has a pretty great grasp of it and her horseback riding instructor ( who also is a teacher and teaches math)  has been impressed many times by it.

Brian just told me a cool story I am going to share.

They were talking about something and the idea of odd and even numbers came up.
He asked what 26 was. She said that 26 was 10 plus 10 plus 6 and therefore even.
He asked what 29 was and she said odd and he asked what 16 was and she said even.

He then told her that 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 were odd and that 2, 4, 6 and 8 where even.
She turned to him and said that when you add an odd number to an odd number you always get an even number.

Brian was pretty floored. He had never thought of it!

It does not surprise me. The other day a friend said to her that her mom was 28 years old. Keep in mind that I am 48. Right away Gigi said. "OH so 20 years younger than my mom". It was an immediate response.
She can do addiction/ subtraction in her head.

One time she was working on a round pen horseback riding ( that was probably  about 2 years ago ) and her instructor turned to her and said: "Don't cut corners"
Gigi replied: "It is a round pen there are no corners"

Math is everywhere. I am glad I was never afraid of math and actually absolutely loved algebra ! They were like fun puzzles I did for fun.

Brian has an incredible head for numbers but he says he was terrible in math in school. That is really incredible if you know how well he does with numbers. 

It is Cow show season and Gigi has been working with her calves Armor and Bambi and this last Friday was her first show. She loves it !
She did awesome and is very happy!

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