## Thursday, November 24, 2011

### Extra Credit: Mathy Thanksgiving

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Some of the kids had fun and some of the kids just scribbled on the paper for points. I was happy at those who did the work -- even though it was 'Make-Up' Day and they were supposed to be finishing undone assignments.

## Wednesday, November 23, 2011

### Thanksgiving Logic

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Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you weren't expecting a pumpkin pi joke or something.

## Saturday, November 19, 2011

### Coffee for a Saturday Morning

I've been a little under the weather this week, so fewer updates (sorry).
So here's a bonus comic. The link was posted by Anonymous on the thread back in September when that thread seemed to get a popularity boost.

I've chosen to be sincerely flattered by the imitation, particularly because all my marks are still included. It makes for a good explanation of the first comic were it introduced in a math class.

## Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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One of those things ... maybe more than one ...

## Friday, November 11, 2011

### Veterans Day 2011

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He exaggerates with the grandkids. It was really Rommel.

Good thing he'd been raising those dinosaurs since he was a wee lad himself. Actually, that's a story we used to tell him.... and, occasionally, still do.

## Monday, November 07, 2011

### Probability Question: Monday

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The only good thing about Mondays is that many students hate them more than I do. I still show up.

For the decimal expansion of this answer, please recall the Remainder of 7 wheel.

## Saturday, November 05, 2011

### A Couple of Shoutouts

Every now and then I check the traffic to my two websites. The numbers are nice to know, but even nicer is where people are coming here from. Just curious, really.

And curiosity gets the better of me when I see a domain name that's unfamiliar. Yeah, I have to check it out. Usually, it's nothing more than a mention in the blog roll that someone clicked on, probably the blog's owner. I use my own blog roll as a set of bookmarks, and I can't be the only one.

However, sometimes I get a real mention, in an actual post, and that (usually) makes me happy. (Okay, so bad reviews can sting, even in no-name blogs.)

Two recent ones, which I'd like to give a shout-out to:

Yan Jiang's Blog Site calls (x, why?) "Math without tears", and singles out the Coffee Logic post, along with its Spiked Math variant. Yan Jiang is an academic staff member at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. So my modest, humble little side project is making people happy all around the world. Yes, that makes me happy, which, I guess, means no tears.

The second recent mention was in Tech @ BB&N, the blog of Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School. A recent entry (actually from July, but I'm still getting pings) spoke about the use of technology in the classroom, mentioning iPads and webcomics. While they primarily mention Brown Sharpie, there's a list of other math and science webcomics. The review: (a math comic - tends toward puns)

Can't dispute that. And I'm happy to be mentioned in the company of xkcd, Peebles Lab and (again) Spiked Math.

## Friday, November 04, 2011

### Batteries

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