Rabbit Math

The joy of being an elementary teacher

When addition only makes sense to Little Johnny

The first grade teacher. Miss Figpot asked Little Johnny, “Johnny if I gave you two rabbits and then two more rabbits and then two more rabbits, how many would you have?”

Johnny replied, “Seven rabbits, Miss Figpot.”

The teacher asked again, “Listen Johnny, If I gave you two rabbits, plus two more rabbits, plus two more rabbits, how many rabbits would you have altogether?”

Johnny smiled, “That’s easy, Teacher, I would have seven.”

“Ok Johnny,” Miss Figpot said. “Let’s try it a different way. If I gave you two cans of Pepsi, plus two more cans of Pepsi, plus two more cans of Pepsi. How many cans of Pepsi would you have?”

“Six cans.” Johnny answered.

“OK,” said the teacher. “Now think of that with this question. If I gave you two rabbits, then two more rabbits, then two more rabbits how many would you have?”

“Seven, Teacher.” Johnny replied.

Exasperated, Miss Figpot asked, “Why seven?”

Johnny replied, “Because I already have one rabbit at home!”

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This is adding insult to injuries. - Edward Moore

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Math research is more like a marathon. - Terence Tao

Mathematics: the only subject that counts. - Unknown

Obvious: The most dangerous word in mathematics - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Pure mathematics is the poetry of logical ideas. - Albert Einstein

Algebra: Undergarment worn by female math teachers - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries. - David Hilbert

I am an expert in Higher Level Math: You + God = Enough - Zig Ziglar

A rabbit's foot is a poor substitute for horse sense. - Unknown

Dear Math: I'm not a therapist. Solve your own problems. - Unknown

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics. - Eric T. Bell

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. - Francis Bacon

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. - James Roy Newman

Contentment consisteth not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. - Thomas Fuller

Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising. - E.C. Titchmarsh

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music. - Frank Capra

Life is good for only two things: discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. - Simeon Poisson

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. - Roger Bacon

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit. - Alfred Whitehead

I like to crack the jokes now and again, but it's only because I struggle with math. - Tina Fey

Mathematics is the cheapest science. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and a paper. - George Polya

There are 3 kinds of people in this world: those who are good at math, and those who aren't. - Unknown

I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. - John Adams

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. - Christopher Columbus

I had a feeling once about mathematics – that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go. - Winston Churchill

Mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. - Charles Peirce

Maybe, just once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene." - Home Simpson

Mathematics is indeed dangerous in that it absorbs students to such a degree that it dulls their senses to everything else. - Prinz zu Hohlenlohe-Ingelfingen Kraft

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. - David Skok

Probably no symbol in mathematics has evoked as much mystery, romanticism, misconception and human interest as the number pi. - William L Schaaf

A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence. - Howard Eves

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. - Rene Descartes

Doctors are saying that each piece of bacon you eat takes 9 minutes off of your life. Based on that math, I should have died in 1732. - Unknown

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. - Bertrand Russell

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. - Charlotte Bronte

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness where the explorers often get lost. - W.S. Anglin

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria G. Mayer

If it's green, it's biology. If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it has numbers, it's math. If it doesn't work, it's technology. - Unknown

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