Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year Day!

My students are completely befuddled that an regular year is really 365 1/4 days long, which, of course, results in an extra day every 4 years. We just went over that in science class. But, in math class, the are drilled that "1 year =365 days; 365 days = 1 year." I had a girl ask if they should be saying "1 year =365 1/4 days; 365 1/4 days = 1 year." I do have a class of thinkers. :)

My new student is doing well. Yes, he is a bit of a slow worker, but I think he's got the material down. Now I just have to work at speeding him up a bit.

Well, this is a very short update. I still have to finish getting ready. Have a wonderful day!
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