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Schooled by az 7 year old girl
5/12/2010 6:09:00 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Yesterday, Tuesday, I was busy most of the day volunteering at Write Around Portland, a non profit orginization that works with disenfranchised groups, in ways to help them exercise their voice...to tell the story of their life. This includes; homeless shelters, AIDS organizations and crisis centers, just to name a few. One of the other volunteers brought her 7 year oldd daughter, to help stuff envelopes for our spring fund raiser. This young lady, whom we shall call Anna, brought her wealth of knowledge to the forefront when I asked a very silly question.

"Anna, what grade are you in?"
"First" she said quietly
"Well, does that mean you've taken algebra and geometry?"

Her mother immediately smiled and was surely thinking...

'Oh man, you just bit off more than you could chew.'

Anna's eyes lit up like a Christmas Tree, "Algebra, no, but I do know about string geometry...wanna know?"

Anna then went on to explain all of the fascinating ideas surrounding string geometry, based on shapes, curves, angles and an assundry of other thoughts, she then capped off her lecture by stating...

"You know what is really cool?" Before I could answer, Anna said...

"What is really cool is that if something is laid out to look like a curve or circle, it could be a trick, because it is really a straight line, laying at an angle."

Anna smiled with the pride of a newly awarded PHD candidate, showing off her acquired knowledge. Her mom, on the other hand simply smiled and said...

"Her father is a math teacher"

I was schooled by a 7 year old, and was damn proud of it.

Cheers
dlj


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