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The Friday Post #21: Scratch, Bad Math, Cartoons from xkcd

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:.

Photo/Image credit: http://www.scribd.com/doc/5107/They-didnt-study


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.

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