My daughter has been talking for a few months. She can understand and repeat lots of words, but only uses a some words

*regularly*. The words she uses regularly fall roughly into three categories: nouns, adjectives and commands.

Of the adjectives, it is interesting that the

*majority*of the ones she uses regularly could be considered mathematical:

**one**,

**two**,

**three**,

**four**, (not necessarily in that order),

**all gone**,

**same**and

**big**. She uses relatively few non-mathematical adjectives.

Why does she use such a large proportion of mathematical terms? Why does she feel the need to count, or compare things? Is she being

*conditioned*to count and compare, or is it something that she is doing

*of her own accord*? If so,

*why*?