UPDATE – 8/15/07:
I didn’t know it at the time, but this was my 500th post! How cool!
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Yep, the name’s definitely grown on me. I guess I’ll keep it. Here’s this week’s round-up of newly-discovered, interesting blogs – with quotes from each:
I am a 54 year old male and my doctors have told me I am dying. It is my hope that by sharing my experiences, I can encourage others faced with the same situation. I hope to also help the families of those individuals to have an understanding of the process and deal with the fear or dread of being around the dying. I am not a doctor, not a man of the clergy, I am not a therapist. I am just me, Bill Howdle, I am merely sharing my thoughts and ideas. I write of death and dying, understand this is my personal prospective, based on what I am encountering.
My only question after reading this is, why aren’t bridges falling down all over Massachusetts?
Like A Spaniard – Learn colloquial Spanish
Many Spanish idioms have an identical counterpart in English. Here are two:
“Estar en el septimo cielo” means “To be in seventh heaven”
“Mover cielo y tierra” translates to “To move heaven and earth”
Can your students solve this problem?
There are 20% more girls than boys in the senior class. What percent of the seniors are girls?
This is from a discussion of the semantics of percent problems and why students have trouble with them, going on over at MathNotations. (Follow-up post here.) Our pre-algebra class just finished a chapter on percents, so I thought Chickenfoot might have a chance at this one. Nope! He leapt without thought to the conclusion that 60% of the class must be girls. After I explained the significance of the word “than”, he solved the follow-up problem just fine.