Took me a second to realize what he was TRYING to say.
I first thought it was some arcane New York thing.
Then I had to laugh.
Oh, Dear, Dear, Dear.
YOU know why this is wrong … right? Please tell me YOU KNOW.
This is scary.
Last week it was the Moon being a part of Mars. Today, this. I do worry.
I saw this and couldn’t resist — though I knew that my IQ was NOWHERE close to 146. I am more in the double-digit range. I just wanted to see how difficult it was.
It is a SCAM.
It is trivial.
If you need an IQ of 146 to get 100% on this, then there must be a ton of folks who have 146+ IQs.
OK, I HAD to look it up. 146+ IQ is said to be restricted to LESS than the TOP 1% in the world. In that case this test and article is a FAKE.
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This (bank) account-related, ‘real-life’, question was part of my 11-year old daughter’s math homework.
On face value, as long as you don’t dwell on it, it seems kosher and, of course, most of you will come up with what you will INSIST is the correct answer: -$37. And you can see that ‘we’ have that too.
BUT, that answer is contingent on a NUMBER of arbitrary assumptions.
I will contend that -$79.50, +$88, ‘depends on what the opening balance was’ … at a minimum, are also perfectly valid, and defensible, answers.
What do YOU think?
Can you see ALL of the faux pas? There are quite a few.
As with such things, I am never sure whether I should laugh or cry.
I did discuss it, over e-mail, with one of the school’s administrators. He did NOT see anything wrong with it and said the answer was, indeed, -$37. I had to laugh. No wonder he earns such big bucks.
Check Category ‘New Hampshire’.
Of course you will never be rich if you fritter away your hard earned money (or money you get us handouts) on lost causes. Rich people, on the whole, are good at not wasting their money on lost causes. Jeb Bush folding his campaign is a classic case in point. Rich Republicans are NOT going to waste money once they worked out that the math just does not add up.
As long Hillary Rodham Clinton stays in the race Bernie Sanders cannot overtake her. It is mathematically IMPOSSIBLE because of two reasons: all Democratic primary races have proportional delegate allocations and Superdelegates.
Bernie will have to WIN all the remaining states 77% to 23% to overtake Hillary.
Well Kosher pigs would have to fly to make that happen. Even in Iowa he didn’t win that BIG and I doubt whether he will win with that majority even in Vermont.
So Bernie Sanders doggedly carrying on — angry, sputtering (and spreading germs) and losing — is irresponsible. This has become a BIG ego trip for him in his dotage.
The BEST Campaign Reform that Bernie can pull off is to STOP his campaign!
He is exploiting poor people who are not good at math.
Don’t waste money — even if you got it as a handout.
Clinton will most likely walk away from South Carolina with at least 61 delegates to Bernie’s 41.
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Barnstead to their credit did have a ‘Pi Day’ event replete also with pies for those that get hungry just thinking about math.
Though the new pope, who was in my published list of top 10 picks, was elected the day before, life continued to be crazy for me with interviews and Web updates. So I got Deanna to take the kids. They went. They like it. They were impressed. They had fun. They learned a few things. Teischan got to do some of the Grade 6 puzzles. She was thrilled. It was good. Kudos, Barnstead.
On the other hand, in Alton, Deanna got told off, in public, for asking on the ‘Alton Central School’ (ACS) Facebook page whether ACS had any plans for pi day. Yes, she was chastised. Why? Because she had done it via Facebook! She was told that matters such as that need to be dealt with by telephone. How quaint. Even the pope uses Facebook and Twitter and ACS demands that you can only ask questions via the telephone. I don’t know who actually told her off. I think it was the administrator of the ACS Facebook page. I don’t use Facebook. So I don’t see this stuff. Deanna thinks it was the Principal that told her off (but it could have been the IT ‘dept.‘) — and said that she should have telephoned the person responsible for curriculum. Wow. Talk about being officious. I wouldn’t have thought that having a pi day was really a curriculum issue. But, what do I know. If it was the Principal that told Deanna off I can fully understand. She has told me off too. Yep, well and truly put me in my place. Made me squirm and suck my thumb. Well, Deanna is not happy. She is not sure why ACS has a Facebook presence if you can’t actually ask bona fide school related questions. C’est la vie. I guess the best thing in future is to send all questions in writing, in triplicate, to the Superintendent, by certified mail. Will do.
But, back to BES. Here are some pictures that Deanna took.
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Barnstead, To Their Credit, Is Celebrating ‘Pi Day’. Alton Is Not Even Having A ‘Pie Day’. They Are Having Nachos. No Kidding.
>> March 14: Pi Day — Mar. 7, 2013.
>> The Math Museum In New York City
>>— Mar. 4, 2013.
Tomorrow, 3.14, i.e., March 14 (3/14) is World ∏ Day.
Many school districts exploit it as a good excuse to revel in the sheer sensual pleasure of mathematics.
I was delighted to see that Barnstead is doing so. Kudos, Barnstead.
Not so Alton. I had at least hoped that Alton might make it Pie Day. Not even that. We checked, printed timetable and online. No mention.
But, then again, Alton probably doesn’t have to celebrate math.
I went and just checked to make sure. Alton’s much vaunted Prospect Mountain High School (PMHS). 44% of Juniors proficient in Math in the NECAP testing! Is that good? They probably should be treated to pies. Lots of them.
C’est la vie.
The Math Museum In New York City. On My List. Looks Way Cool. Has To Be Better Than Their Sex Museum.
.by Anura Guruge
One of my manifold foibles is that I am an unashamed museum junkie. I will gladly tour any and all museums. My favorite destination in any city that I visit — and has been for most of my life, starting quite young.
Yes, I have also been rather lucky. I have visited the Hermitage (in Leningrad/St. Petersburg), the Louvre (over 40 times), the d’Orsay (the week that it opened), the Getty (in its first year) — not to mention museums in Amsterdam, Denmark, Belgium, Albany, Chicago, NY, D.C., Boston, Manchester, Colombo, Male, London etc. etc.
I heard about this unique, the first (and only) of its kind Math Museum in New York on a Sunday morning TV show, while I was brushing my teeth. I knew at once that we had to go. So we might have to make a trip to NY this Summer just to visit the museum. We haven’t been to NYC since April of 2011 — so it is time. I am a great believer that one must visit NYC at least once a year to see how the rest of the world lives.
I am also rather partial to math. One of my regrets was that I was never good at the esoteric stuff. Yes, I did calculus, applied mathematics, pure mathematics and even analogue computing at College level — both for my B.Sc. and M.Sc. But, I knew I had hit my ceiling. I have been privileged to be associated with some true, genuine, bona fide math genii. I dedicated my latest Kindle book to one of them:
I even had a few such genii working for me! One of them, was a New Zealander with a Ph.D., in pure mathematics, from Cambridge. I would tell him daily that I was embarrassed to be his boss, because intellectually I was a dwarf compared to him. We hooked up recently on LinkedIn. He, as it should be, is now a Professor of Mathematics — rather than working in IT. He told me recently that I was the best boss he ever had. That made my day.
Anyway, this is on my list. Devanee will probably freak out since she doesn’t like math, though she claims she does.