Day 33/67 of GED in Five Months, coordinates, and area

 Adulting is also about understanding how complex ideas fit together and affect other ideas, people, places, and/or things.  The Cartesian coordinate system also gives us access to yet another form of language, allowing us to describe the world around us more fully in terms of precise location. Figuring out the area of a polygon inContinue reading “Day 33/67 of GED in Five Months, coordinates, and area”

Day 23 (out of 67) of High School in Five Months, Learning languages, and Adulting in context

If you are a compulsive completer, like I am, you probably found yourself filling in the chart above automatically, in the language of mathematics: perhaps the most universal of all human languages (and maybe of alien languages, if we ever make contact with non-human intelligent life?). Languages, both external (or, between people, i.e. French) andContinue reading “Day 23 (out of 67) of High School in Five Months, Learning languages, and Adulting in context”

Day 63/67 of GED in Five Months, sedimentary rocks, and Public Libraries

By now, we should all know how entropy connects with motion, so what can entropy possible have to do with rocks, since rocks never move in any way, or do they?  Maybe your local branch’s Reference Librarian can help you find out… Today’s reading : “ Sedimentary rocks are formed from pre-existing rocks or piecesContinue reading “Day 63/67 of GED in Five Months, sedimentary rocks, and Public Libraries”

Day 61/67 of GED in Five Months, language as a function of context, and Adult decision-making as a function of community

Our language varies based on the context in which that language is used. Mathematical language always has a very specific meaning and a precise context: the mathematical context.  We use words everyday that have different meanings, precise meanings, in different contexts.  An Adult must understand the specific meaning of a given word before making decisionsContinue reading “Day 61/67 of GED in Five Months, language as a function of context, and Adult decision-making as a function of community”

Day 57/67 of GED in Five Months, Slope-Intercept form, and Adults follow the funding

We live in a world swimming in documents, both online and in print, telling us things that we must decide how to use, as citizens of a republic.  Web sites are especially difficult to trace back to the initial source, since books have bibliographies and publishers that can be researched.  So, how would you solveContinue reading “Day 57/67 of GED in Five Months, Slope-Intercept form, and Adults follow the funding”

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 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”

Day 40/67 of GED in Five Months, cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse, and, standing like an Adult

 Adulting includes learning which languages work to help you learn best, such as the language of music: musical learning for facts vegetable, mineral, and mathematical, especially quadratical, and maybe even songs for finding out where your law-makers stand.  🙂    How, by the way, would you find out where your Congressmen and State Assembly/State Senate representativesContinue reading “Day 40/67 of GED in Five Months, cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse, and, standing like an Adult”

Day 33/67 of GED in Five Months, coordinates, and area

 Adulting is also about understanding how complex ideas fit together and affect other ideas, people, places, and/or things.  The Cartesian coordinate system also gives us access to yet another form of language, allowing us to describe the world around us more fully in terms of precise location. Figuring out the area of a polygon inContinue reading “Day 33/67 of GED in Five Months, coordinates, and area”

Day 23 (out of 67) of High School in Five Months, Learning languages, and Adulting in context

If you are a compulsive completer, like I am, you probably found yourself filling in the chart above automatically, in the language of mathematics: perhaps the most universal of all human languages (and maybe of alien languages, if we ever make contact with non-human intelligent life?). Languages, both external (or, between people, i.e. French) andContinue reading “Day 23 (out of 67) of High School in Five Months, Learning languages, and Adulting in context”

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