I gather that a lot of you have had to deal with this type of problem, so can hopefully give some good advice.
DC are 9 and very nearly 7yo. The almost-7yo loves me to ask him maths questions. Not astoundingly clever stuff, but pretty good for his age. Sometimes the 9yo joins so I end up firing off Qs to them in turn for a spell like
"What's two thirds of 240?"
"What's 12 - 20?
"What's 5.6 + 8.9?"
Our latest game is DS (the nearly 7yo) answers the Q with another math problem, so I would ask "What's one third of 60?" and he answers "Double-ten". This was all happening whilst I had my veruccas treated today, of all places.
DS nags me to ask him such questions, especially if he's over-excited or upset about something. I've not had any negative comments from eavesdroppers, but I'm afraid that it could look coached, or like I'm trying to show off. I'm not good at taking praise, but of course I don't deserve praise, except for being willing to go along with DS (it gets pretty dull to always be drilling the numbers). Any experience, what types of comments might I get, and how best to deal with them?
Thanks in Advance.