Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cochon de Lait and Scientific Notation

The "Cochon de Lait" bill is signed and we all have to live with it.

I used it to demonstrate the practical application of Scientific Notation to the 6th grader.

Problem Statement:
Divide the cost of the Stimulus Bill by the population of the United States.

See, it's much easier if you don't have to worry about all those zeros.

I then gave a Civics class by taking the Grandsons for ice cream and showing them just what you could buy with the tax cut we were getting. But even the 1st Grader understood the stupidity of voting for something you hadn't read.

Laissez le Bon Temp Rouler

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