Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your child may be a math person if . . .

You don't have to interact with people for very long in this life to realize there are people that are math people and people that are not.

For math people, math comes easy, they enjoy manipulating numbers, and they see life as a series of mathematical equations.

I believe my 7 year old may be a math person.

Actually I'm absolutely convinced my 7 year old son is a math person!

I've had several clues throughout these past 7 years to lead me to that conclusion.

Clues like him insisting that I tell him exactly
how many toys to clean up, rather than just telling him to clean his room.

Clues like, him asking me, "What is the percentage between zero and one hundred chance that someone would throw up if they went swimming after drinking Sprite?"

Yeah, you try answering that question!

But, my most powerful clue that my oldest child is a math person came just recently as I watched him practicing some of the spelling words he'd had trouble with when I was quizzing him. This is what he wrote:

To my son "watch" is not spelled watch, it is "catch - c + w = watch"

and chalk?

Of course! "ch + all - l + k = chalk"

That's perfectly normal logic,

For a math person!!!!


  1. Wow. I did ok in math...but never, ever, once, as far as I know, came even remotely close to something this creative...and math-y.

  2. haha! That reminds me of my oldest two boys. Try teaching them language and they just can't get it the way they get math.

  3. WOW...I am impressed...I am soo NOT a math person, haha...this was REALLY quite smart. Have a good day. HUGS

  4. OMGoodness that is something very impressive!!

    Happy WW!


  5. I have a son just like this. Math has always been his thing for as long as I can remember. Happy WW!

  6. hehe... that's cute!

  7. That is so funny! My sons are math people as well, though I don't know to the extent of using math to spell but what a clever way.
    I am coming by today THURSDAY from Parenting By Dummies to follow some new blogs.

    So I'm following you now.

    Shibley Smiles


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