Day 35/67 of GED in Five Months, FDR’s New Deal , and Pro-Bono Legal Aide

 Adulting is also about understanding how to find up-to-date information and help in finding that information and how to use it, like legal information. End of week 9/18 Day 35 Lesson Plan, Week 9 Grammar: plural nouns ending in ‘f’ Math: Area of a circle Day 35 Exit Tix   Action Items: 1.) What doContinue reading “Day 35/67 of GED in Five Months, FDR’s New Deal , and Pro-Bono Legal Aide”

Day 34/67 of GED in Five Months, circles, and flu

 Adulting is also about understanding how history and science fit together, just as circles and triangles fit together, and impact us today.  This and last year’s Covid-19 pandemic is not so different from the 1918-1920 wrongly-named Spanish Flu pandemic. Middle of week 9/18 Lesson plan, Day 34, Wk 9 Grammar: semicolons and colons How toContinue reading “Day 34/67 of GED in Five Months, circles, and flu”

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 32/67 of GED in Five Months, Learning Styles, and Polygons

 Adulting is also about understanding how you learn most effectively, is it not?  The multiple sides of any issue or problem are sort of like the edges of a many-sided object, aka a polygon, no? See the lesson plan for more… Start of week 9/18 Day 32 Lesson Plan Grammar: Essay Writing -keep working onContinue reading “Day 32/67 of GED in Five Months, Learning Styles, and Polygons”

Day 31/67 of GED in Five Months, Coordinates, and Hawaii

 Adulting is also about understanding relationships between economics and annexation, is it not? See the lesson plan for more…  End of week 8/18 Day 31, Lesson Plan Grammar: Independent clauses Math: 2nd Intro. to Cartesian Coordinates Day 31 Exit Ticket   Action Items: 1.) What do you think this lesson’s reading may (or may not)Continue reading “Day 31/67 of GED in Five Months, Coordinates, and Hawaii”

Day 30/67 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, Similar Triangle Ratios, and Adulting as lifelong language learning

The skill of understanding ratios and similarity carries over from triangles to form another part of being an Adult in a democratic society.  If mathematics is a logical language that we must all keep current in our memory, and sharp in our understanding, then learning that particular language is also a key part of Adulting,Continue reading “Day 30/67 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, Similar Triangle Ratios, and Adulting as lifelong language learning”

Day 29/67 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, Similarity, and Adulting Education

The skill of understanding definitions in detail, and applying them logically, is another crucial part of Adult citizenship responsibility which is taught very well by mathematics (too bad Proofs were no longer a standard part of geometry classes after my middle school classes back in the early 1980s)  and is thus a key part ofContinue reading “Day 29/67 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, Similarity, and Adulting Education”

Day 28/67 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, Love Triangles, and Adulting Education

The skill of translating ideas into other terms, or of translating mathematical terms into social ideas, is a crucial part of Adult citizenship responsibility,  and is thus part of any democracy movement.   Understanding sets of power relationships is also a crucial part of being an Adult in a democratic society.  Mathematics helps with that, asContinue reading “Day 28/67 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, Love Triangles, and Adulting Education”

Day 27 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, more relationships, and Adulting Education

Understanding how to see how various shapes, quantities, people, or policies relate to each other is a crucial part of Adult citizenship responsibility,  and is thus part of any democracy movement as well.  The relationship between squares, rectangles, and triangles may be simpler than the relationship between slavery, racism, and Manifest Destiny, but understanding bothContinue reading “Day 27 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, more relationships, and Adulting Education”

Day 26 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, Relationships, and Adulting Education

Understanding how to see how various shapes, quantities, people, or policies relate to each other is a crucial part of Adult citizenship responsibility,  and is thus part of any democracy movement as well.  The relationship between a square and a rectangle is quite simple, analogous to the relationship between Newton’s Laws of Motion and Einstein’sContinue reading “Day 26 of High School Equivalency in Five Months, Relationships, and Adulting Education”

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