Class and getting there

I can say the communication has stepped up quite a bit for the transportation of the family.  For this evening’s class, I will be driving son’s car!  Yikes!

The classes and homework are going fine. 

Math class is getting into unfamiliar turf.
We have to add Tony’s 60 apples and Joseph’s 80 apples using Base Seven units.  Do you know how hard it is to do counting by 7s!?! and then say that 7 is the last of the first unit and more than 7 units = the next.  No wait, that’s not right.

Count 0 – 9 and then put a 0 in the Ones place and a 1 in the Tens place.  That’s the way metric counts, right?

Base Seven is count 0 – 6 in the Ones place, then a 0 in Ones and a 1 in the Seven.  Still not explaining it well.
Hhmm, I’d better read some more of my notes, then try the problems.

Music Appreciation I have to do a one page report on the song SCARBOROUGH FAIR.

Ed Psyche—not gonna go there tonight.  That headache is put off until Wednesday afternoon.  The Instructor is difficult.  Believes that education is a goal unto itself and I’m not clear on how to put it to use in regular jobs.

Gotta go.  Composition Class in 40 minutes, and I’m using a car I’ve never driven before.  Cross your fingers and sprinkle a blessing.  Thanks!!
~~love and Huggs, Diane

Update: getting to evening class—Husband decided to go fill the tank of son’s car and drive it to where he was going….so I got to be like usual and drive my own car.  Yay!

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4 Responses to Class and getting there

  1. Kristan says:

    Wow, that went right over my head lol! It sounds like you are really enjoying being back at school! I admire you, I really do.

    And am glad that you got to drive your car!!

  2. momma says:

    Base 7s? I didn’t know there was such a thing ! I had trouble with trying to understand the concept of a slide rule or your special calculator that you used last class.
    I guess I’ll always be
    Just a 1,2,3,
    Just add and devide
    Substract and multiple
    ‘Cause anything else you see
    Is all greek to me!

  3. Maria says:

    I can’t believe they are still doing that crap in El. Ed. It just about did me in 38 years ago and in those days, it was called New Math. We used it the first year of my teaching in Minnesota. By the time I got to Michigan and California, it wasn’t being used. So guess it has reared its ugly head again. Know what? Kids need to learn number facts, critical thinking, and problem solving. Wish the uppities in the ivory towers would come down and face the real world of education. I could go on and on, but this is a comment and not a post. =)

    (Diane, please edit out this comment in the post…called Weary. I posted it there by mistake and then copied it over here. Thanks)

  4. lawbrat says:

    Oh my. Math is not my strong suit. Not even my weak suit. My kids can do their math homework…grades 6 and 2… faster than I can check it over. Kudos to you for taking it on!