Day 17 of High School in 5 months, Djinn Gold, and InterLibrary Loan

The Djinni’s Offer:  (below…) Day 17 of 67, Lesson Plan Caps, Part 2 online worksheet Finish Filling in Yourself: Multiplication Tables for Perfect Squares Diagonal Khan Academy continuing Exponents online worksheet Day 17 ExitSlips (And an easy review of yesterday’s introduction to exponents…) In our Learning Toolbox:San Diego Public Library system  (was there a publicContinue reading “Day 17 of High School in 5 months, Djinn Gold, and InterLibrary Loan”

Day 11 of High School in Five Months, Perspectives, and libraries

Books, film, and other forms of media, like comic books, aka graphic novels, and music can all help us see the world from a new perspective.   Books and other works that are in the public domain are made accessible by volunteer libraries, like the one compiled by LibriVox, or Project Gutenberg.   Libraries of variousContinue reading “Day 11 of High School in Five Months, Perspectives, and libraries”

Day 10 of GED in 5 months, salty evidence, and librarians!

So, if salt is so important, then how would you find evidence that salt is important?   For that matter, how would you find evidence that the Crusades really happened?  Ask your favorite reference librarian, perhaps, at your local public library branch?  One of the key parts of our democracy, and of Phase I of theContinue reading “Day 10 of GED in 5 months, salty evidence, and librarians!”

Day 8 Lesson Plan, High School in 5 Months: Library Apps, and San Diego Futures Foundation

Day 8 Lesson Plan as a PDF file Today’s Grammar activity is with tomorrow’s lesson:Comparatives & Superlatives Khan Academy activity: subtracting fractions with unlike denominators Day8ExitSlips Remember that the San Diego Public Library has an App for mobiles that allows those with a SDPL libray card to place books on hold, search for books, etc. Continue reading “Day 8 Lesson Plan, High School in 5 Months: Library Apps, and San Diego Futures Foundation”

Day 5 of GED in 5 months, libraries, and La Convivencia!

Libraries are one of the greatest legacies of the Convivencia (remember that cooperation, in Muslim Spain, of Jewish, Christian and Islamic scholars, that gave Europe books again?), and one of the key parts of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement. Day 5 Lesson Plan Khan Academy Indefinite Pronouns Interactive Indefinite Pronouns Worksheet Online IndefPronounsContinue reading “Day 5 of GED in 5 months, libraries, and La Convivencia!”

Day 65/67 of GED in Five Months, Parabolas, and Public Libraries

Parabolas describe falling, thrown, (or ?) objects: symmetry is … symmetrical. –Clearly, a library at each campus of each Adult /Continuing Education site would be helpful, as well as quiet study cubicles, for those with no place to study at home. Continuing to learn, and helping others continue to learn, helps our society, so IContinue reading “Day 65/67 of GED in Five Months, Parabolas, and Public Libraries”

Thoughtful Thursdays, Fruit trees, and libraries for kids

Today is January 28th, but starting last night on the 27th, the Birthday of the trees, aka Tu BiShvat began, on the Hebrew calendar.  This day celebrates all fruit-bearing trees, inclusively, just as our society must become more fully inclusive for all of us.  Especially public libraries: they need to be safer places, where kidsContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Fruit trees, and libraries for kids”

Day 56/67 of GED in Five Months, more maths language learning, and libraries

We keep seeing the need to translate problems into mathematical terms, or into the language of mathematics, in order to solve problems.  Libraries and librarians can help us translate mathematical, scientific, and social problems into terms that can facilitate problem-solving, if we fund our libraries properly.  How would you solve part of the problem ofContinue reading “Day 56/67 of GED in Five Months, more maths language learning, and libraries”

Day 51/67 of GED in Five Months, linear relationships, and free text books

So, what is a linear relationship, and why should we care?  Earlier lessons have started on this topic, so you should already have a few hints!   Some volunteer libraries of freely available open source text books are available, and of high quality.  By searching carefully, you can find the resources to help you meet yourContinue reading “Day 51/67 of GED in Five Months, linear relationships, and free text books”

Day 50/67 of GED in Five Months, language learning, and libraries

 How can you determine what the meaning of a word is in a mathematical context?  And where would you find the resource that may put all of that information right at your fingertips?  Solving word problems in mathematics, and all life’s problems are really word problems, requires learning the language of mathematics, which every AdultContinue reading “Day 50/67 of GED in Five Months, language learning, and libraries”

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