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.