Welcome to the great, Math-ropolis, the place where the Number-family could make every kid say “I love math!”. Sounds weird, now, isn’t it?
I want you to know a little secret.
This place really existed.
A place where the king of all Numbers, King Googol the first, ensured the happiness for the math-ropolis citizens. Speaking of citizens, let’s meet them, shall we?
One had oh, so many friends, Two, was the little sunshine for everyone’s morning, Three, heh, he planted so many trees, flowers, and flew with the bees …
Oh, wow! Look, there, in the skies, it’s a bird, no, it’s a plane, no… it’s astronaut Four, coming back from another star-exploration. And thank God, for Five, the fireman, cause he sure knows how to stop the fire that Chef Six starts by cooking the weirdest pizzas in the world. Miss Seven was the cutest florist in the city, where cowboy Eight, saved you from trouble in a jiffy…
And you might think where, how, who started this magical world? Well, a magician of course, in a little tent, owned by
Nine. Quite a place, heh?
It is… well, actually it was, because no further than a few years ago, a terrible thing happened. The Letter-kingdom, wanted all the kids, to hate the numbers, and love the letters. You might ask, why not both? Why can’t everyone just love letters and numbers, animals and plants, the moon and the sun equally, like you love your mother and father. Selfishness? Jealousy?
Nobody knows, and as for now nobody actually cared either but the Letters wanted all of the love only for them, so they went to every Number, and took only one thing from them, the one thing that made them happy. As so, every number got sad, shutting himself from the outside world, being shy, or rude, or disrespectful… Seeing this meant that King Googol lost the one thing that made him happy, the joy of the city. It was this easy to go from “love math” to “hate math” because slowly, every kid, started to get as far from numbers as they could. The city was lost…
Math-ropolis needs you.
Are you up for it?
Let the journey begin!