Thursday, September 25, 2014

Prime Numbers

Prime numbers are such a huge part of theoretical math.  They have an enormous impact on our lives every day however.  Internet security is dependent on monster prime numbers.  I love how enthused this guy is about it.  I promise, he isn't quite as geeky as the title would make him see.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Recovering Like Addicts Unite!

Those who come in my classroom see a poster with the word Like underneath a red prohibition symbol.  This is because as a recovering like addict, I cannot have people abusing in my presence. It is my effort to raise the perceived IQ in my room, as nothing lowers it faster than the abundance of likes in one's speech.  So for all those trying to eradicate the dreaded like in your speech, enjoy.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One more reason to read

As if we need another reason, but here it is anyway.  This guy is funny, smart, and poignant all at once.  I love his story and would love to visit the shops.  Well worth the time to watch.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Dialect Maps

So today in Pre-Calc we got a little off topic and discussed how to pronounce root. We decided that root rhyming with boot sounds better than root rhyming with soot.  This reminded me of the dialect maps that made the rounds on the internet a year or so ago.  So for all the word nerds out there, here is a link to the quiz.  Once you take the quiz you can explore the maps and see how you place in the US. By the way, and much to my mortification, it turns out most of my dialect can be traced to Northern Minnesota/Wisconsin.  I think I may need some speech therapy.