You know that meme: warned by your math teacher? I had one of those experiences today.
We live in West Michigan and it is blueberry season. We live amongst many blueberry farms, and love the berries from Behm’s. We did U-pick this year with our friend Heather, who picked blueberries for a job as a youth. Karen and I are both novices, and Karen is a perfectionist. Heather filled her bucket, then starting helping Karen when her bucket was 2/3 full. When they were done, they both helped John finish when his bucket was 5/6 full. (3/4 if you trust the doubters.)
Other info: we picked about an hour, 8 lb.s of blueberries can fit into a bucket, and $11 for a bucket no matter how heaping (so you fill to heaping). Chuy, a young migrant picker we know, talks about picking 150 lb.s a day as a minimum.
Occasionally, I’ll stumble across theuselessweb.com, which is exactly as advertised, and provides perfect nonexamples of creativity a la Ken Robinson. These are original ideas without value.
For the most part. Last night it took me back to Koalas to the Max, with which I made the images above. It divides one circle into four half size circles. Loads of mathematical questions come to mind… so decided to share it.
Despite the fact that it reveals that I will click on “Send me to a useless site, please.”
A baker friend proposed this challenge today. And for some reason I am convinced it is perfect for a Math Rage Comic. What do you think? Does it suggest the question strongly enough? (My kids say no.) I made about half of it using the rage builder.
This is over on 101qs.com. Please go there and ask your questions.
BTW, the kielbasa was delicious. Bake at 350 with enough water to not evaporate (~2 c), seasoning if you want (for me, bay leaf, pepper). Remove, simmer in beer (stout is my preference) in the pan or a crock pot.
There’s a great music humble bundle on right now. (Sometimes it’s software, or games.) You pick a donation amount, and then split up the money amongst the authors/musicians, the charities, and the humble bundle folks.
But I love how the divvy applet works. Raises some nice algebraic questions for me.