It’s Hot! It’s Not! It’s Hot (again)! The weather keeps changing, with predictable results. Welcome to the season of everyone sneezing on everyone else.
5+3 = 3+5, but 5-3 =/= 3-5. They just don’t commute, that’s all. Oy. (for more info, click here: Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties
Square: 3*3 = 9 Cube: 3*3*3 = 27 Fibonacci Sequence: a number sequence where you add the two previous numbers. 0. 1. 0+1=1. 1+1=2. 1+2=3. 2+3=5. 5+3=8. … 21+34=55 Video! (here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/168135881/) Look how fast it grows. 20th Fibonacci: 10,946 20th square (20*20): 400 20th cube (20*20*20): 8,000 Fibonacci in Nature Did you know… Read More Number Sequences
I was asked to make a short video of fractions for a middle grade class. Fun! I used plotagoneducation for characters and scenery.
Working with a student today, on an essay about women in management, and how they are often treated differently than managers who happen to be men. This college student had never heard the this term: Glass Ceiling Therefore, we had to do a lot of background research for this paper and I came across some… Read More Boss vs Bossy
Many people find math difficult … but painful? Surprisingly, yes. (Img src: Shutterstock) The Public Library of Science journal PLOS One article title said it all. Read the article if you’re up for the ouchies. Surprisingly, brain scans show that ANTICIPATION hurts worse than doing the actual math. Math Anxiety Predicts Pain Network Activation in… Read More Tutor vs the Terror which is Math
What if zoos ordered – and rated – their animals from shipping companies? I personally would not use a bear as a fishing tool, but it the entire series is very creative.
What is pi? By definition, pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. In other words, pi equals the circumference divided by the diameter (π = c/d). (https://www.livescience.com/29197-what-is-pi.html) What is pie? Delicious.
Student had to do an essay on logical fallacy, which I have not looked up in a while. This was fun. Highlights: 1- Ad Ignorantum – If you don’t have proof that it’s not true, then it must be true. For example, since the moon has holes like cheese, it must be made of cheese,… Read More Tutor vs Logical Fallacy
I am always surprised when no one shows up on Xmas Day, since School has such a multicultural student body – Muslims and Buddhists and atheists and whatnot. Today I tutored my colleague! What fun. Working on monthly time sheets – Dec 25 usually happens very close to the end of the month – and… Read More Tutoring Colleagues