“Oh Mum,” Fainjin assumed his I’m-about-to-tell-you-something-important demeanour, “did you know, one is the most important number?”
Now, I’ve been talking a bit about the “most important” number recently, discussing the nature and history of zero with Pearl and some of the kids at school. So I was interested to hear what Fainjin might have picked up from that, and why he was begging to differ.
“Is it really?”, I enquired. “Why do you think one is the most important number?”
“Oh, because,” he began, “after you get to the last number, you come back around all the way to one again…”
Here we go, another discussion on the nature of infinity with the 5-year-old…!
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