Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fractions

Anna likes to practice counting. She looks at her little baby fingers and knows they represent something. She likes to count. One...two...fee...eight....nine....yeven... on and on we go and she still hasn't left the first hand. One night as we lay in bed snuggling before bed she was practicing her counting and asked, "Mama wat dat one?". I couldn't tell which finger she was pointing to and asked her which finger? She said she wasn't pointing to her "fingo" she was pointing "dare". Anna was asking what number was between her two fingers. I told her that it wasn't a number it was just a space. That answer was not good enough for my Anna so she asked again. I could see where this was going so I came up with an answer. I told Anna that the space was 1.5. How many two year olds do you know that know fractions?

8 comments:

Coffeegirl said...

She is above average, that one.

Katie R. said...

I don't know about that. She just asks "why" and "what" questions all. day. long. My brain hurts at night because I have to give a definite answer or she'll keep asking.

erin said...

Haha!
You should have told her it was a non-integer, i.
And in response to your comment:
I think it's that sort of thing that made my dad start lying to us.
I'm just saying.
Cute post.

Katie R. said...

lol - I'm very tempted believe you me.

Pigtails & Polkadots said...

That is so funny - I love the questions little ones ask!

Kelli said...

Next week you can introduce her to Algebra. The space represents "x". Let's solve for "x". Wait...is that was Erin was talking about? I've Sooooo forgotten all that stuff from High School...

Whose idea was it to put letters with math anyhow?

kristi noser said...

Maybe she should come over and try to count Poppers' fingers. that should cure her of the fractions. He actually has 1/2 and 3/4 fingers!

Katie R. said...

oh I can hear her now, "Mama, where'd dat one go?" "What be dat one?". She be fascinated for days I'm sure.