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Beremiz shows how to make each of the numbers from zero to ten by combining exactly four 4s.
Four fours is a mathematical puzzle. The goal of four fours is to find the simplest mathematical expression for every whole number from 0 to some maximum, using only common mathematical symbols and the digit four (no other digit is allowed).
A beautiful learning puzzle from In Code: A Mathematical Journey
There was an old man who said, “Do
Tell me how I should add two and two?
I think more and more,
That it makes about four,
But I fear that is almost too few.”
One I love,
Two I love,
Three I love, I say.
Four I love with all my heart.
Five I cast away.
From Hana in the Time of the Tulips, a nice book for parents too…
Traditional Chinese nursery rhyme
There’s a cow on the mountain, the old saying goes,
On her legs are four feet, on her feet are eight toes.
Her tail is behind on the end of her back,
And her head is in front on the end of her neck.
Traditional Chinese Nursery Rhyme
This little frog has two eyes,
One mouth, no tail,
Says croak, croak and
Plops into the water.
These little frogs have four eyes,
Two mouths, no tails,
Say croak, croak and
Two mother pigs lived in a pen, (thumbs)
Each had four babies and that made ten. (fingers of both hands)
These four babies were black and white. (fingers of one hand)
These four babies were black as night. (fingers of the other hand)
All eight babies loved to play. (wiggle fingers)
And they rolled and they rolled in the mud all day. (roll hands)