Yesterday I came across Beach sitting on the floor listening to a pod cast of The Moth Radio Hour. A pile of brightly colored markers on one side of her and on the other her piggy bank, the contents dumped out.
She was running probabilities on heads or tails for nickels vs quarters vs pennies vs dimes. She had set up her own parameters and variations. What I love most about this very lovable scene is how beautiful her record keeping pages were. Of course finding an 11yr old spontaneously playing with math while listening to public radio is pretty sweet too.