Colourful animated numbers, zero to nine, jump in a line then form the title “Wacky Number Songs”.
An upbeat song plays: IT'S THE WACKY WACKY
A caption reads “With Ava”.
Ava holds a ruler in a brightly lit bedroom. She wears a striped yellow shirt under a pair of overalls. Her pigtails hang over her shoulders.
Ava says: I JUST USED MY RULER TO MEASURE
HOW MANY CENTIMETERS LONG MY
Ava raises a large glass measuring cup.
Ava says: AND I USED MY MEASURING CUP TO
SEE HOW MANY LITRES OF WATER
WERE IN MY BATHTUB.
CENTIMETERS AND LITRES ARE
EXAMPLES OF STANDARD MEASURING
BUT DID YOU KNOW, YOU CAN
ESTIMATE MEASUREMENTS USING
Ava takes a step forward.
Ava says: IT'S 3 STEPS TO MY CAMERA.
Ava taps on a camera lens.
Ava says: YOU CAN USE ALMOST ANYTHING TO
YOU KNOW WHO'S REALLY GOOD AT
Ava wears a pink and white striped vest and matching hat. A black bowtie is knotted around her neck. A Ferris wheel spins behind her.
Ava sings: OH YES, I'M THE ESTIMATOR.
STANDARD UNITS I DO NOT USE.
Ava walks into an office in a high-rise building.
Ava sings: I CAN MAKE A GUESS.
OH YES, YES, YES.
ARE THE UNITS I CHOOSE.
Ava holds a pencil. She points at a desk.
Ava sings: THE LENGTH OF THIS DESK IS TEN
Pencils in a line float past Ava. Four paper clips equal the length of a stuffed monkey’s outstretched arms.
Ava sings: FOUR PAPER CLIPS, WIDE THAT
Red bricks line a grey staircase. Stacked white teddy bears stretch to the top of the staircase.
Ava sings: SEVEN TEDDY BEARS IS THE HEIGHT
OF THESE STAIRS.
NON-STANDARD ARE THE UNITS FOR
Ava winks. A carpet is designed with six smiling cat faces. Rows of playing cards match the carpet’s size.
Ava sings: THE AREA OF THIS CARPET I
THINK, 65 CARDS WILL COVER IT.
Ava stands in front of a brass bucket.
Ava sings: FORTY PAPER CUPS OF WATER FILL
IN THIS FISHBOWL EIGHTY-TWO
MARBLES CAN FIT.
Ava dances. A brightly lit carousel spins behind her.
Ava sings: OH YES, I'M
STANDARD UNITS I DO NOT USE.
A pencil, paperclip, teddy bear, stack of cards, paper cup, and marble float past Ava.
Ava sings: I CAN MAKE A GUESS, OH YES,
NON-STANDARD ARE THE UNITS I
Ava laughs. She takes a bow.
The song ends.
Ava rushes back into the bedroom.
Ava says: I DIDN'T HAVE MY TIMER, BUT I
ESTIMATED I COULD RUN AROUND MY
WHOLE BACKYARD TWICE DURING MY
AND MY ESTIMATE WAS EXACTLY
The animated numbers spell out “Wacky Number Songs”.
End credits read “TVO Kids. Apartment 11 Productions.”
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