They Didn’t Study. I loathe math and never was any good at it. From an early age decided to have a career in which mathematics played no role. So luckily, I became a librarian!
But most of us can sympathize with exam-takers who simply have no clue as to how to solve certain math problems. This page – They Didn’t Study found on Scribd – gets it just right. Here is an example of a creative way to solve a math problem:.
Want to design your own virtual game? Go to MIT’s Scratch site. What is Scratch about? from their About page: “ Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design. “
If Son of String Art (from Scratch) had been available when I studied Geometry, it might have helped me get an A! This one is totally addictive: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Paddle2See/89023
De-Noted, a blog showing many ways to humorously deface pieces of currency from around the globe.
Finally… the cartoonist xkcd provides two cartoons for this Friday:
Blogging is on this list!
<gasp>… so is Knitting!
Photo Credit: http://www.xkcd.com/369/ – All rights reserved – Copyright 2008
It’s surprising how many people don’t really get what a blog is… as shown in xkcd‘s cartoon, Mispronouncing:
Photo Credit: http://www.xkcd.com/148/ – All rights reserved – Copyright 2008
That’s the Friday Post #21 for Dec 6 2008, folks. Now I’ll go off and Blag some more.