Rabbit Math

The joy of being an elementary teacher

When addition only makes sense to Little Johnny

The first grade teacher. Miss Figpot asked Little Johnny, “Johnny if I gave you two rabbits and then two more rabbits and then two more rabbits, how many would you have?”

Johnny replied, “Seven rabbits, Miss Figpot.”

The teacher asked again, “Listen Johnny, If I gave you two rabbits, plus two more rabbits, plus two more rabbits, how many rabbits would you have altogether?”

Johnny smiled, “That’s easy, Teacher, I would have seven.”

“Ok Johnny,” Miss Figpot said. “Let’s try it a different way. If I gave you two cans of Pepsi, plus two more cans of Pepsi, plus two more cans of Pepsi. How many cans of Pepsi would you have?”

“Six cans.” Johnny answered.

“OK,” said the teacher. “Now think of that with this question. If I gave you two rabbits, then two more rabbits, then two more rabbits how many would you have?”

“Seven, Teacher.” Johnny replied.

Exasperated, Miss Figpot asked, “Why seven?”

Johnny replied, “Because I already have one rabbit at home!”

Everything is physics and math. - Katherine Johnson

Be brave, little rabbit. Take a chance. - Cherise Sinclair

Revolutions never occur in mathematics. - Michael Crowe

Mathematics: the only subject that counts. - Unknown

Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog. - Benjamin Franklin

Pure mathematics, may it never be of any use to anyone. - Henry Smith

I am an expert in Higher Level Math: You + God = Enough - Zig Ziglar

A rabbit's foot is a poor substitute for horse sense. - Unknown

Math, it's a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles. - Maya Lin

Dear Math: I'm not a therapist. Solve your own problems. - Unknown

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics. - Eric T. Bell

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. - Francis Bacon

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. - James Roy Newman

If you only keep adding little by little, it will soon become a big heap. - Hesiod

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - John von Neumann

Mathematics consists of proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way. - George Polya

Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising. - E.C. Titchmarsh

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music. - Frank Capra

Life is good for only two things: discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. - Simeon Poisson

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit. - Alfred Whitehead

I like to crack the jokes now and again, but it's only because I struggle with math. - Tina Fey

Mathematics is the cheapest science. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and a paper. - George Polya

What is so real as the cry of a child? A rabbit's cry may be wilder but it has no soul. - Sylvia Plath

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. - Albert Einstein

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. - David Hilbert

There are 3 kinds of people in this world: those who are good at math, and those who aren't. - Unknown

If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy. - Alfred Renyi

I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. - John Adams

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. - Christopher Columbus

I had a feeling once about mathematics – that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go. - Winston Churchill

Mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. - Charles Peirce

Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true. - Bertrand Russell

Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness. - Thomas Huxley

Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state. - Plato

Mathematics is indeed dangerous in that it absorbs students to such a degree that it dulls their senses to everything else. - Prinz zu Hohlenlohe-Ingelfingen Kraft

A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence. - Howard Eves

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. - Rene Descartes

Doctors are saying that each piece of bacon you eat takes 9 minutes off of your life. Based on that math, I should have died in 1732. - Unknown

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. - Bertrand Russell

If it's green, it's biology. If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it has numbers, it's math. If it doesn't work, it's technology. - Unknown

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