Posts filed under ‘.4’

Four Fours

Beremiz shows how to make each of the numbers from zero to ten by combining exactly four 4s.

The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan: Ch.7: Going to Market

Brazil 4 mathsThe Definitive Four Fours Answer Key

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).

April 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

Magic Squares

A beautiful learning puzzle from In Code: A Mathematical Journey

Here’s thekittycats story: The Magic Square, or Lo Shu

August 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

There Was an Old Man Who Said, “Do”

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.”

July 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

One I love

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…

April 29, 2009 at 8:53 pm Leave a comment

There’s a Cow on the Mountain

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.

January 23, 2009 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

This little frog has two eyes

Traditional Chinese Nursery Rhyme

This little frog has two eyes,
Four legs,
One mouth, no tail,
Says croak, croak and
Plops into the water.

These little frogs have four eyes,
Eight legs,
Two mouths, no tails,
Say croak, croak and

January 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Eight Pigs

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)

Pig Poems, Limericks and Nursery Rhymes

January 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

One for sorrow

One for sorrow,
Two for mirth,
Three for a wedding,
Four for birth,
Five for rich,
Six for poor,
Seven for a witch,
I can tell you no more.

January 15, 2009 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment