Saturday, July 19, 2008

Project Nelson, meet world

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Congratulations!!! You are that expert!

As the three of you who read my blog will probably know, our school just[1] had its mid-year exams. Yay. It’s also almost time for winter holidays (next week..) Yays!

One of my problems with story-based word problems is that they seem too... kludgy, too contrived. I mean, why would some big-wig professional-type dude hire a kid who’s half-failing math as it is to do their consulting work?

The title, btw, is a direct quote from our Sampling test. Clearly, one exclamation mark didn’t suffice in conveying just how exciting mathematics really is.


[1] The word “just” here meaning “over the period of about three weeks”.