Monday, November 9, 2009

Math Wiz?

Today when I picked Jake up from school he decided to quiz my math skills.

Jake: "Okay. Mom, I've got a question for you. If Jill has 2000 jellybeans, and 257 of them are red, 206 of them are black, 364 are green, 98 are yellow, 122 are blue, and 5 of them are a grey and white speckled color, what is the minimum number she has to eat?"

Me: "Ummm, I don't know. As many as she wants?"

Jake: "No, no. So that she eats one of each color."

Me: "Oh. I'm not sure. Ummmm, 8?"

long pause.....

Me: "Is that right?"

Jake: "I don't know. I wasn't counting."

It was the first time I felt like I came out on top in a discussion about math with my son...