July!

A new month already?  July-in to me?!  Nope.  Couple of things I’ve been thinking about this morning/early afternoon:

1: 6 months are done, 6 months to go.  That should mean the halfway point of 2013?  31 + 28 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 30 = 181.  Half of 365 is 182.5.  So today’s the 181st day. Tomorrow’s the 182nd. Wednesday, the 3rd, at noon – we are halfway done with the year.  July 4th I will set off fireworks not (only) in celebration of Independence Day, but the beginning of the second half of the year.  This also just got me thinking — is there exactly half a year between equinoxes?  Solstices?  Is this a proof that the orbit around the sun is an ellipse and not a circle?  

2: I’m charged (sort of) with making the school more “mathy.” Simple things — factoring the date, making little equations, math vocabulary. 

     2a: Should I make equations out of the dates ahead of time so I know one will work, or make them up on the fly because I like a challenge?

     2b: Any other ideas how to “math up” the school?

 

Thanks for your help!  And if you have been, thanks for reading. 

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About Mr. T

Well, I'm interested in math. Teaching it, learning it, describing it, living it. Creating it. Most importantly (to me) is helping others appreciate it as much as I do.
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