Today's Wonder of the World is...Playing With Numbers!
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Now that everyone at my house is back to school, we're becoming friends with numbers again. Yesterday after supper I got out the flashcards to review times tables with Sam. He patted my shoulder as if he thought I was cute.
"Silly Mommy," he said. "We did that last year."
That's when I told him how numbers were fun and then I described his daddy's favorite documentary, the one about the Indian mathematician who used to say that numbers were his friends.
Sam looked me over and said, "That's just weird."
So Sammy, this post is for you!
Numbers are fun.
Yes they are. I'll prove it.
Who doesn't like hopscotch?
And paint by number!
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And butterflies with numbers on their wings!
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Hey, there's an eighty eight! Amazing!
But most things in nature don't come with numbers on them.
Unless someone sits very still and let's someone else shave it onto his head.
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That's quite an art form!
(As long as it's not on Ben's or Sam's head.)
Did you ever play with numbers on a calculator?
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Prepare yourself. This one's scary.
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And this one is hilarious. If you're a fifth grade boy.
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That joke always falls flat.
Bingo! You got it!
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Who said math wasn't fun?
If you were Roger Miller and Dean Martin, you might even want to sing about numbers. Like here, for example.
Do numbers make you sing? Or do you hide from them whenever possible?
Have a Wonder-full Tuesday, y'all!
PS. My dad adds a new number to his age today. Happy Birthday Daddy!