Monday, November 22, 2010

Numbers on the Brain

My boys love numbers.

They are brilliant at math.

I wasn't really into math at their age.

Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy math when I was in college, but not really on the elementary level.

But, my boys, they love math.

They love it so much, that it's a blast to them to throw out math problems to each other in the car while I'm driving.

And they give me math problems to solve as well.

It drives me crazy after a while.

Because a lot of these you really need pen and paper to figure out.

But, I feel like it's my duty to show them that moms can do math, women are just as smart and that I can take whatever they throw at me.

Do you ever feel that way?
What do your kids discuss in the car?


TexWisGirl said...

Wow! Impressive that your kids love math problems! I'd have to be studying up each night after they went to bed! :)

Trooper Thorn said...

If they love number problems, introduce them to Ken Ken. It's like Sudoku, but you actually have to figure out the numbers based on operations. If they like adding, multiplying etc. they will be hooked (and leave you alone in the car).

Sharlene T. said...

I know how you feel. My oldest and her father would actually discuss Trigonometry problems for their conversations! Aaaarrrgggghhhhh! My youngest and I would just roll our eyes... I think you have to have the mind for it, and I'm delighted your boys love it... Great beginning for a great future... Have a Happy Thanksgiving and come visit when you can...