In the car yesterday DD4, in a desperate voice, told me that she just needs to know what 8+4 is. I told her 12.

"That's great. Now I know what three fours make. Because I know two fours equals eight. So three fours equals twelve!"

I told her that you can say three times four etc.

"Like two fives is ten? Two times five is ten? What is ten plus five? So, three times five is fifteen!" And on, and on... I think this has been percolating for awhile now because she seems interested in memorizing how to add doubles-now triples.

She is also obsessed with reading the Hobbit.