One lesson that we learned in Geometry this week is estimating the area of irregular shapes. I made a problem below:
You have to count the squares and the half-squares to make an estimate.
Did you get it yet?
The answer is 37.
Last Wednesday, it was the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat. It is usually celebrated with the eating if Israel’s fruits and planting trees. In honor of it, we planted kale, lettuce, and collard greens at The Bridge, an after-school program for needy children, where they get homework help and dinner. The kids will eat the vegetables that we planted. It will probably be their only fresh item for the day.
For this math blog post, I decided to make a few stories with holes.
1. A man goes to his rabbi and says, “Rabbi, is this bacon kosher?” The rabbi takes one look at it and says, “Yes.” How?
2. Two men walk into a bar. One man goes to the bartender and says, “I’ll have a glass of H2O.” The man next ot him says, “I’ll have some H2O, too.” He drinks it and then dies. Why?
1. The bacon was made out of soy.
2. H2O2 is the chemical combination for hydrogen peroxide. The bartender thought he meant that, so he gave him peroxide.
For our journal this week, we were asked to listen to the song “Walk On By” by Dionne Warwick and explain what it has to do with the homeless. Well, it has to do with homeless people because it says in the song, “And if you see me in the street and I start to cry each time we meet walk on by”. That’s like the homeless people who sit on a bench on a street with an old hat and a sign that says, “Help I’m Homeless”, and then we walk by and give them a dollar. They can get so emotional and happy that somebody helped them. That one little act could brighten their whole day.