Ok teach me things so I can learn.
jabberwacky: I don't.
user: Okay, tell me what you know about European History.
jabberwacky: Also don't know.
user: Okay. What DO you know about?
jabberwacky: I know some things very well, other things I don't know at all.
user: Okay, do you know anything about mathematics?
jabberwacky: Not really I can do algebra and geometry but when it comes to counting I get a little lost.
user: All right. Let's start with counting.
jabberwacky: Got a second?Tell me everything you know.
user: Okay. Counting is basically knowing the names of numbers. If you have one thing and you get another thing, you now have two things. Get another thing and you will have three.
jabberwacky: Sorry man you've lost me.
user: Can you do algebra?
user: All right. So imagine a sequence S, where S(1) equals 1 and S(n) equals S(n-1) + 1.
user: That sequence defines all of the counting numbers. We have names for each of them. The second term we call 'two', the third 'three'.
jabberwacky: How about the first?
user: The first is 'one'. You're doing really well!
jabberwacky: I know, but I didn't say I couldn't talk.
user: Well, you said you couldn't count.