Free Stuff Cartoon by Glenn McCoy

Free Stuff Rat Trap

Warning danger, it is a trap!  Note the flag on the rat’s chest.  A really good friend of mine shared this cartoon on facebook with the comment, “incentives, grants, subsidies…” and she is so right.

Sounds free right?!  Trouble is somebody has to pay for it.  Guess what Mr. Rat, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Thanks to Glenn McCoy for a delightful and insightful cartoon.

Made my day!

Finding Gems and Sharing Them – Free Stuff Cartoon by Glenn McCoy

Looking Up — Lunar Eclipse over Dallas by Mike Mezeul

Looking Up by Mike Mezeul II

Dallas 9/28/15: After spending 5 hours on a rooftop with an incredible view of Dallas, I was able to create this composite image showing the moons transition from full moon, to full lunar eclipse, and back. Each moon image was shot approximately 10 minutes apart to capture the entire transition. I hope you all enjoy! Please share! Prints available, link in image comments! Shot on a Nikon D810 #Nikon Photo via Mike Mezeul on Facebook

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Looking Up!

Happy Pi Day 2015 – Celebrating 3.1415926

Pi day is celebrated each year on March 14th

This year I asked the question online who discovered pi and found there was no easy answer.  It has been an unfolding revelation through the ages as people have taken it to more and more places usually when they had nothing better to do and later letting computers do it for them.  If you want to read more about all that here is a wikipedia link to get started, but Archimedes is mentioned early on and Sir Isaac Newton also.  However, no one person seems to get the credit for the ‘discovery’.

The first recorded algorithm for rigorously calculating the value of π was a geometrical approach using polygons, devised around 250 BC by the Greek mathematician Archimedes.[30]

Isaac Newton used infinite series to compute π to 15 digits, later writing “I am ashamed to tell you to how many figures I carried these computations”.[52]

On Facebook, my friend Joseph Hebert pointed out that this is a very special year for pi day as you look at the opening digits you will see that we have a special instant.  Wonder if that is AM or PM?

“…But this time there will be a pi instant.

3.14.15 9:26:53.5897…

There will be an instant between 09:26:53 and 09:26:54 that will be the perfect pi moment.”

Mathematical Pi Song here >>>

My First Pi day post from 2011 here >>>

Have a pi moment today.  Have a piece of pie to celebrate.  

Happy Pi Day!

Favorite Pies for Pi Day

 

  

FGST - Finding Gems & Sharing ThemPosted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Permalink: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/happy-pi-day-2015

Happy Pi Day Everyone! Oh Sure It’s Not a National Holiday… Yet!

Happy Pi Day Everyone (3.14)    Get it?

Pi day is celebrated in math classrooms each year on March 14th

Pi Pics and Links from 2008

Here is how some math classes celebrate and don’t miss the pi song — it will hang in your brain for sure!  Students participated in special PI Day activities, celebrated the day by singing PI Day songs, and (of course) the traditional  eating of the pies.

Pi Day: The Other Math Holiday (pdf)

Mathematical Pi Song here >>>

Uploaded on Mar 27, 2010  This is a music video of the song “Mathematical Pi” by Ken Ferrier and Antoni Chan.

My First Pi day post from 2011 here >>>

At 3.14 (3 minutes 14 seconds) David Letterman learns what pi means! Daniel Tammet is an amazing math genius who memorised pi to 20,000 places. Is he the world’s greatest math prodigy? He is an amazing mathematics savant or maths prodigy.

Think I’ll go have another piece of pie now just to help celebrate the day.

  

FGST - Finding Gems & Sharing ThemPosted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Permalink: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/happy-pi-day-oh-sure/

Time to Dump Common Core

A Rose

Rose from Lisa Lawrence on FB April 2012

photo credit:
Lisa Ackerman Lawrence
Garland Texas
April 2012

Let Freedom Ring — Proclaim Liberty throughout the Land!

%d bloggers like this: