Monday, February 22, 2010

Hallelujah! I Have a Math Geek!

We were driving home from Catherine's violin lesson today when Catherine started telling me about an article she'd read in one of her old Yes Mag(an excellent Canadian science magazine for kids). It was about prime numbers and included a bunch of neat tricks and facts about the number 13.

"I think 13 is my favourite number," she said when she was done.

But then, to my delight, she added, "Prime numbers are awesome."

I glanced back at her. She was staring out the window with a goofy smile on her face.

"Be careful," I said, "You're starting to sound like a math geek."

"So? That's not a bad thing you know"

My turn to wear the goofy smile.

She's a math geek and she likes it! Woo hoo!

Jacqueline said...

have you checked out the book Math Doesn't Suck? - http://www.mathdoesntsuck.com/book/ It has all kinds of neat tips and tricks in it.

ploddingdragon said...

Woo hoo indeed! My kids proudly identify as geeks and this makes me very happy.

me said...

I think Michael is my math geek. Although Hope and I sat here this morning figuring out what number to the power of 10 would equal 100, just for the heckuvit :-) (We could rough guess it with a calculator but hand to haul out the big guns Math On Call book for the real answer, which is 1.584893192 in case you were dying to know.) We just got all the Murderous Maths books here too, they're great fun.

Lorraine

me said...

Oh yes, and we also got Teaching Textbooks math for Michael. He LOVES it!!! Asks to "play" Math 4, LOL.

Homeschooling Mom said...

LOL I wish one of my kids would say that! :-)

Custom Thesis said...

very interesting post!

Essay Writing said...

it is cool. very nice to read it! thanks for the sharing.

School for Us said...

How neat!

School for Us said...

Oh, and we use Teaching Textbooks, too... among other things. :-)

WildIris said...

Great blog! My daughter is a math geek too.

My name is Tiffany said...

Job well done!

Danielle said...

One of the funnier pieces of Facebook Flair that my dd's Math Geek friend has reads: "Come to the geek side, we have pi."