Ten Fingers

I had a math test yesterday;

the test was awfully tough.

The trouble is ten fingers are

just simply not enough!

For three plus four, my fingers worked —

I counted up to seven.

But how the heck do fingers work

when counting to eleven?

For ten plus five, I shook my head;

yes, me it did confuse,

until I had the good sense to

remove my socks and shoes!

2 thoughts on “Ten Fingers

  1. That’s one creative kid! I can totally sympathize with him. Why, to this day, Wednesday is still my favorite day because, in grade 8, we never had Math class on Wednesdays.

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    1. This poem was inspired by my own “inner math moron”. I still haven’t found a use for the vast majority of things I tried to learn in math class. For example — when was the last time you said to yourself, “Gee, I guess I’m going to have to factor a trinomial in order to complete this task.”

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