Thank you for the pumpkin. It was too smooth. Thank you for that pumpkin.
We went to Hee Haw Pumpkin Farm for one of our field trips. This student got sick and couldn't come, so I brought her back a pumpkin. She really appreciated it. I love my glasses and long ponytail in the picture. Very accurate at that time.
Right now I'm attending some teacher training for math, and it has been a good reminder of what I learned in college. If you're into math at all, here is an interesting problem for you to solve. "According to one study on 6 out of 85 preservice teachers at the elementary school level solved this problem." Says Kristie J Newton, author of Mathematics Teaching in Middle School, 2010. But, don't be intimidated. She goes on to explain how surprising that was because the concepts addressed are really very simple and there are multiple ways to find the correct answer. OK... Here is the problem:
Jenny was mixing herself a glass of chocolate milk (Which by the way she enjoys a strong “chocolaty” taste.) when her friend Kevin remarked,
“You certainly have enough chocolate syrup in the glass.” Kevin of course was looking for a glass of his own, so he could make some chocolate milk.
Jenny responded to Kevin, “I only have a third of my glass filled with chocolate syrup.”
By this time Kevin had found a glass, that was twice the size of Jenny’s, and he said, “Well I am only going to fill mine one-forth of the way with syrup.”
“But Kevin, your glass holds twice as much!”
Kevin, knowing that Jenny really liked “chocolaty” tasting milk said, “Jenny, tell you what, lets combine our drinks into a larger pitcher, and then split the whole amount.”
Determine the amount of chocolate syrup in the combined larger mixture. Will the new mixture be more “chocolaty” or less “chocolaty” tasting than Jenny’s original glass of chocolate milk?
Well, that was fun, wasn't it?