Rabbit Math

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!”

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Warren: Good name for a rabbit - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Everything is physics and math. - Katherine Johnson

Rabbit: Hare today, mink tomorrow - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

This is adding insult to injuries. - Edward Moore

Hare Brush: Used to groom a rabbit - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Mathematics has beauties of its own. - J.W.A. Young

Math research is more like a marathon. - Terence Tao

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

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

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

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo. - Mary Pickford

Like the crest of a peacock, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge. - Indian Proverb

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

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

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. - Roger Bacon

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

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit. - R.E. Shay

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

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

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it. - James Newman

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

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. - David Skok

Probably no symbol in mathematics has evoked as much mystery, romanticism, misconception and human interest as the number pi. - William L Schaaf

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

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

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. - Albert Einstein

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness where the explorers often get lost. - W.S. Anglin

I tell them that if they will occupy themselves with the study of mathematics they will find it the best remedy against the lusts of the flesh. - Thomas Mann

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria G. Mayer

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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