Yesterday at the daycare after-school program, the teacher noticed that DramaQueen was writing down a number sequence
12, 24, 36, 48
so she explained how the sequence works and how to continue it.
All evening DramaQueen, using two-and-a-half hands, added 12 to increasingly large numbers until she got to 156. Then she started over again. She was very excited and pleased as punch with herself.
I don’t know how she ran across this sequence. And why 12? That’s an unwieldy number to manipulate when you have to use your fingers to add. I don’t think she understands that you can manipulate all numbers the same way. She just really likes 12.