Wednesday 04 January 2006

Simple numbers and simple pleasures

One of the presents Charles got for Christmas was a large calculator (it’s a little larger than an 8½&mul;11 sheet of paper). He likes it a lot. One time he started asking me about some of the functions on it. We got to the ‘%’ button, which was a bit harder to explain, so I just typed in “Charles is 5 and when he is 120% older he will be 6”. Charles found this interesting. He then hit the ‘%’ button himself and the display changed which Charles found hilarious. He giggled for a bit and then made me do the original computation again so he could hit the ‘%’ again and mess up my result. We did this a number of times, never failing to amuse Charles.

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