Wednesday, June 30, 2010

get off your "ath" let's do some Math!

Math is a wonderful thing,
Math is a really cool thing.

Bonus points if you know what movie that's from :)




Today I ventured into the wide world of 3D shapes and all that it entails: volume, base, area, radius and pi. It's been a long time since I graced a math classroom, and we are not BFFs. I saved up all my "C" hours for my college math courses. I hated parabalas and graphing with a passion usually reserved for the Yankees. I am still waiting for the opportunity to use a proof in real life. Bottom line, it's just not my thing.




Which is why I held on to the teacher's manual for dear life and referred to my cheat sheet for every single question that arose. I can guarantee these kids will be able to find volume, but heaven help us if you ask them to justify their answers!

2 comments:

Christy (Columbia Lily) said...

i had to help my tutoring kids with math and it was brutal. some of them were working on like 5th grade math and let me tell you, i am definitely not smarter than a 5th grader. =) whenever we have to add things in class i always trail off and stare at the ceiling and wait for the kid in ap statistics to give me the answer.

John Deere Mom said...

Don't you know it's summer and formulas for volume are illegal in July?!