Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Quest for Ideas to Shake this Turkey Funk

We are working on decimals, fractions, and problem solving in class.

I am feeling quite uninspired with ideas.  It must be the Thanksgiving fog I'm still living in.

I need your help.

I need a diverse group of people to respond to tell me how they use fractions, decimals, percents, with problem solving (because it is all problem solving) in their occupations or hobbies.

Don't worry if it doesn't apply to the sixth grade set.  That will be my job to make it real.  It just may shake me from this "Turkey Funk".

Happy December.

Did you know that if you add consecutive odd numbers starting with one they equal squares?

1+3= 4 (2 squared)
1+3+5 = 9 (3 squared)
follow the pattern.

Pretty neat!

1 comment:

  1. You've thrown down the gauntlet! I hardly know where to begin since dialy problem solving involving mathematics is so pervasive in every day life but I'll give it a try. Stay tuned. I'm starting a list.