# Monthly Archives: December 2011

## It’s that easy?

XVII + XII = XLV Pretend these are all toothpicks.  Or matches, or pencils, or whatever.  Pencils worked for me, because I had 20 of them a lot of counter space. I also wrote it on the board.  I told … Continue reading

## I need 2012’s days to be downward-opening parabolas…

Two-day test tomorrow.  Is that like saying “yesterday test today?”  But it’s Monday!  How can I have a Tuesday test on Monday?  No no silly, it’s tomorrow.  But it’s two days, so on Wednesday, it’s not twosday anymore!  WTF.  Why … Continue reading

## Oh, grades, what am I going to do with you….

So I gave a quiz today, that didn’t count at all toward the grade.  I said “I’m just doing this to get a feel for where we are, how much more material to cover before break, and how thorough to … Continue reading

## Lists, Infinite Sums…

I’m not sure where I was going with this post.  I had an idea at school, and I wrote “blog about infinite sums and lists” on a post-it, and stuck it to my laptop.  So here I am, not really … Continue reading

## kids these days….

Hello world, I need advice. I had a 30 point test.  We’re on solving systems of equations, by graphing and by substitution (elimination next week).  But anyway, I had 3 questions on the front page to solve by graphing. For … Continue reading