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    #107173 - 07/17/11 11:25 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    M&Ms Mom Offline
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    Registered: 04/11/11
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    What a great example of real life, thinking-on-your feet problem solving skills by your daughter! She headed off a lot of heartache today!

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    #107203 - 07/18/11 02:13 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Total brag here - DS 4 competed in a couple of poetry speaking classes in our local speech and drama competitions. The youngest class is under 8s so most of the other kids were 7. He got second in both of his classes and picked up the 'Most Entertaining Performance' award for the whole festival too. So proud of my boy!

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    #107276 - 07/18/11 05:52 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    laura0896 - That is really interesting, I wonder what it feels like? smile
    Bassetlover, what a compassionate thing to do!


    I just listened to DS1 reading some of The Folk of Faraway Tree (I think he was avoiding getting ready for bed ) and I am just so happy for him. Its not so much the reading, its that he has been reading for a while but was too worried/perfectionistic/embarrassed to read anything but those pathetic readers we borrowed from the library. I am so pleased for him, that he wanted and ASKED to take a risk and read, aloud, from a more challenging book.

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    #107437 - 07/20/11 12:13 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    oh i just had a funny memory! DS10 was almost 3 and he had this foam shapes puzzle that he really loved and i brought it along when we had to go to the bank offices to close on our refinance. I was busy with DD8 who was almost 1 at the time so DS got to sit on his own chair and entertain himself with the foam shapes puzzle while we did grown-up business.

    After we were done the attorney/bank manager/smarty pants older gentleman (i don't recall what he did lol) started to interact with DS. He started to ask him the names of the shapes. When he didn't stump DS with the easy ones he moved to Octagon, Pentagon & trapezoid (that was his fave which he pronounced twapeeyoid, so cute!) so, finally he pointed to a starburst shape and gave him a "well, little mr smarty pants, what's THIS one called?" and DS thought for a second and said "It's a polygon" Mr Grown-Up pretty much said "Ha! You're Wrong!" lol I wasn't going to get into with him but we giggled on the way home :P

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    #107441 - 07/20/11 01:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: AntsyPants]
    Austin Offline
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    Originally Posted By: AntsyPants

    After we were done the attorney/bank manager/smarty pants older gentleman (i don't recall what he did lol) started to interact with DS. He started to ask him the names of the shapes. When he didn't stump DS with the easy ones he moved to Octagon, Pentagon & trapezoid (that was his fave which he pronounced twapeeyoid, so cute!) so, finally he pointed to a starburst shape and gave him a "well, little mr smarty pants, what's THIS one called?" and DS thought for a second and said "It's a polygon" Mr Grown-Up pretty much said "Ha! You're Wrong!" lol I wasn't going to get into with him but we giggled on the way home :P


    This is a great story!

    Your DS reminds me a lot of Mr W. Whenever an adult starts up a discussion with Mr W assuming he is a toddler, I want to reach for the popcorn.

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    #107728 - 07/24/11 08:49 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS 5 1/2 figured out cube root of 12167 in his HEAD last night

    It is year 5 math problem which requires caculator

    Every now and then, I think my son is pretty normal kid just has a little bit talnet in math, then he does something blow us away!

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    #107734 - 07/25/11 12:47 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mathboy]
    ColinsMum Offline
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    Wow! That took me a couple of minutes and I used the binomial theorem... Can I ask, in what sense did your DS do it, and do you know how? There are three different things that come to mind, with different contexts for the question to occur:

    - if he had started with the answer, cubed it, and then commented that [answer] is cube root of 12167, then this demonstrates formidable multiplication skills and a knowledge of what a cube root is;

    - if you know the answer is a whole number, then you can work out which whole number it has to be using fairly basic techniques. (You can see what digit it has to end with, and then for the other digit you use Goldilocks.)

    - if on the other hand you are answering "Is the answer a whole number, and if so, which?" then you have to be able to do both of the above things - or maybe you use some other method that isn't occurring to me!

    I'd love to hear how he did it, or how he thinks he did it!
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    #107736 - 07/25/11 02:09 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: herenow]
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    Registered: 06/27/08
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    Originally Posted By: herenow
    Wow! I read your post about the dog and burst into tears! What a great kid! She was running around in the 102 degree heat and doing such a good deed.


    Same here, tears! Awesome story.

    Love reading all these great stories!! Austin and Antsy, I feel the same way when dd5 gets into conversations with adults, they are not expecting her answers at all...even as she gets a bit bigger there are still some serious surprises.

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    #107747 - 07/25/11 08:01 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 10/31/08
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    We were at a kids' concert in the park yesterday; the singer started taking requests from children in the audience. Nearly all of the kids requested songs from his CDs, but one little girl asked for "a song about a butterfly." Stumped, he turned to the audience and asked if anybody knew a song about a butterfly. Chico (6) instantly burst into "Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso..." from Le nozze di Figaro. Frenchie and I hooted!

    Hope everyone is having a great summer; it has been so cool here that my garden is sulking (and so am I).

    peace
    mm

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    #107785 - 07/25/11 06:10 PM TO ColinsMum [Re: ColinsMum]
    Mathboy Offline
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    Registered: 03/29/10
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    Yes, My son used the second way you listed

    The math problem is find cube root of 12167 with caculator,so it should be whole number

    The last number should be 3, and 13 is too small, 33 is too big, therefor the number should be 23

    That's pretty awesome for 5 years old:-)

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