Math and Games

Daffodil: (holding up a drawing with numbers on it) “One hundred.”

Me: “No, that’s zero, zero, one. Which is another way of saying ‘one’.”

Daffodil: “One hundred.”

Me: “See, everyone writes numbers from left to right. You can say that’s one hundred, buteveryone who sees it will think it’s zero zero one, or one.”

Daffodil: “One hundred. I wrote it this way.” (gestures from right to left.)

Me: “Yeah, I get it, but people read numbers from left to right.”

Daffodil: “One hundred.”


Daffodil is making up a game with some coins and a napkin.
Daffodil: “These are yours and these are mine.”

Me: “Okay.”

Daffodil: “I’ll move this one here.”

Me: “Okay.”

Daffodil: “Now you move yours here.”

Me: “Okay.”

Daffodil puts a coin on top of both previous coins.
Daffodil: “Now slide one here.”

I do.

Daffodil: “I’m putting mine here. Now you put yours there.”

Me: “Okay.”

Daffodil: “See? It’s a flower, so we both win.”