The Ruark Kids

August 10, 2012
by John

Guessing game

On the way home from camp today, Siena told me she wanted to play a game, presumably one she had learned at camp that day. It was a very insightful exercise and a good demonstration into her thought processes, some … Continue reading

March 11, 2009
by John

Happy 2.6!

Today Siena turns 2.6! That number, by the way, is base 12, so the number after the decimal is not 6/10ths but 6/12ths, or one-half. I first heard the base 12 form for age used at day care, when they … Continue reading

February 10, 2009
by John
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Siena is a real counting champ now. Given a set of similar objects, she can pretty reliably determine the cardinality of the set, up to 10 or so. We’ve also been working on getting to 20, but there are some … Continue reading