High School Math

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Number Madness

The decimal value of -
1/81 = 0.123456791234567912345679...
The result is a repeating decimal
containing every digit from 1-9, except for 8.

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Strange Numbers

Strange number patterns:
(111+1)/(1+1) = 56
(222+2)/(2+2) = 56
(333+3)/(3+3) = 56
...and so on ...
(999+9)/(9+9) = 56

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Ten ComMathments

The Ten Commandments of Mathematics
1) Thou shalt read thy question carefully, even twice if necessary.
2) Whatsoever thou doest to one side of ye equation, do thou also to the other.
3) Thou must use thy "Common Sense," else thou wilt make many mistakes.
4) Thou shalt ignore the teachings of false prophets to do work in thy head.
5) When thou knowest not, thou shalt look it up, or ask the all-knowing teacher.
6) Thou shalt master each step before putting thy heavy foot down on the next.
7) Thy correct answer does not prove that thou hast worked thy problem correctly.
8) Thou shalt ensure that thou hast copied thy question correctly.
9) Thou shalt look back even unto thy youth and remember thy arithmetic.
10) Thou shalt learn, speak, and write, correctly in the language of mathematics.

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

New Browser Home Page

Your "Home Page" is the first page that you see when
you "boot-up" or activate your Internet Browser.
Your "home page" is usually slow to completely load
because it has lots of unnecessary reading,
advertizing, flashing graphics, links to push and
sometimes even inappropriate content for students!
Are you tired of seeing all that gobbledygook every
time you go to use the internet?
Then why not make www.TheMathWebSite.com your home page?
Simply Left Click "Tools/Internet Options".
Then on the "General" tab, in the "Home page" section,
type in "http://www.themathwebsite.com".
Then Left Click "OK", and restart your Internet Browser.
Now you and your students will not be subjected to crap
and your Internet Browser will load much more quickly!

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Irish Bulls for St.Pat's Day

"It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life."
"May you never live to see your wife a widow."
"I hope that I may live to hear you preach my funeral sermon."
"Talk about thin! Well, you're thin, and I'm thin, but he's as thin as the pair of us put together!"
"Patrick! Patrick! Are you all right? If you're dead please tell me." A voice came back, "I'm not dead, William, but I'm knocked speechless."
"We're overpaying him, but he's worth it." - Sam Goldwyn
"I never liked you, and I always will." - Sam Goldwyn
"Include me out." - Sam Goldwyn
"It ain't over 'till it's over," - Yogi Berra
"Sometimes you can observe a lot by watching." - Yogi Berra
"Ninety-nine percent of this game is half mental" - Yogi Berra
"Half the lies they tell me aren't true." - Yogi Berra
"What time is it?" and Yogi Berra replied, "You mean right now?"
A waitress in a pizza parlor asked Yogi Berra if he wanted his pizza cut into four slices or eight. Berra replied, "Better make it four. I don't think I can eat eight pieces."
"With a pistol in each hand and a sword in the other"
"Despite this aggressive apathy, we shall proceed."
"Don’t pay any attention to him ... don’t even ignore him."
"It’s only natural for some People to be artificial."
"Time ages all but the very young>"
"Don’t blame God; He’s only human."
"He is politely insulting ... brilliantly dull ... modestly arrogant ... sadly amused ... clearly con-fused ... routinely bizarre."
"My hometown was a hotbed of tranquility."
"During a depression everybody is unemployed because all the jobs are al-ready taken."
"Calvin Klein fashions are "proletarian Chic"".
"Enough is never enough."
"Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before."
"Remember you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else."
"All things being equal, all things are never equal."
"I know one when I see it." -Justice Potter Stewart
"The golden rule for success is “Never fail""
"Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang you."
"People who live in glass houses should not get stoned."
"Last guys don’t finish nice."
"Lust makes the world go round."
"Virtue is the failure to achieve vice."
"Little things come in small packages."
"Mistakes are the stepping stones to failure."
"The best offense is a good offense."
"Where you stand depends on where you sit."
"Some of it, plus the rest of it, is all of it."
"Time is nature’s way of keeping everything ftom happening at once."
"You always find something in the last place you look."
"Everything in a plain brown wrapper is dirty."
"Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes all the way to the bone."
"No good deed goes unpunished."
"Put all your eggs in one basket, and WATCH THAT BASKET!"
"Eat a live toad the first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day."
"Before you meet the handsome prince, you have to kiss a lot of toads."
"If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three."
"Anything worth doing is worth doing in excess."
"The amount of sleep needed by the average person’s is 30 minutes more."
"If God had meant for us to eat peanut butter, He would have lined our mouths with teflon."
"If you cast your bread upon the water, it will return soggy."
"One seventh of our lives is spent on Mondays."
"You’re never as sick as just before you stop breathing."
"You can’t tell a book by its lover."
"The early bird catches the worm as a rule, but the guy who comes along later may be having lobster newburg and crepes suzette."
"Ask not for whom the bell tolls and you will pay only station-to-station rates."
"The less you bet, the more you lose when you win’s."
"I have nothing to say, and I’m only going to say it once.”
A lumberyard clerk, when I complained about the cost of a few boards: “You think this stuff grows on trees?”
"On balance, I think it is safe to say that I couldn’t possibly disagree with you less."
President Lyndon B. Johnson, on the riots occurring in’s Watts: "Killing, rioting and looting are contrary to the best traditions of this country."
"Here lies the body of John Mound,
Lost at sea and never found."
"Why should Irishmen stand with their arms folded and their hands in their pockets when England has called for aid?"
"It was hereditary in his family to have no children."
"If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive." - Samuel Goldwyn
"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours." - Yogi Berra
"Back to back, they faced each other" - Anon

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Number One!

Curious multiplications using 1's:
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
etc... Why ?

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Monday, March 06, 2006

More Latin

Nescio quid dicas - I don't know what you're talking about
Nemo hic adest illius nominis - There is no one here by that name
Ita erat quando hic adveni. - It was that way when I got here
Noli me vocate. Ego te vocabo. - Don't call me. I'll call you.
Canis meus id comedit - My dog ate it
Die dulci freure - Have a nice day
Fac ut vivas - Get a life
Quo signo nata es? - What's your sign?
Magister mundi sum! - I am the master of the universe!
Radix lecti - Couch potato
Cogito ergo sum - I think, therefore I am
Perscriptio in manibus tabellariorum est - The check is in the mail
Non illigitamus carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down
Nonne macescis? - Have you lost weight?
Minime senuisti! - You haven't aged a bit!
Id tibi praebet speciem lepidissimam! - It looks great on you!
Heus, hic nos omnes in agmine sunt! - Hey, we're all in line here!
Mihi ignosce - Excuse me
Credo me insequentem esse - I believe I'm next
Quid agis, medice? - What's up, Doc?
Fac ut gaudeam - Make my day
Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem! - The devil made me do it!

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Latin Phrases

nota bene - "Note well" "N.B."
percent - "over 100"
Per diem - "by the day, a daily fee"
post scriptum - "After the writing" "P.S."
non sequitur - "it does not follow"
Anno Domini - "Year of the Lord" "A.D."
ante meridiem - "before noon" "a.m."
post meridiem - "after noon" "p.m."
circa - "About or approximately" "c."
ad nauseum - "to the point of nausea"
requiescat in pace - "Rest in Peace" "R.I.P."
ad infinitum - "to infinity, with no limit"
vice versa - "changed and turned about"
per capita - "by heads"
in camera - "in a chamber, in private"
ex libris - "from the library of"
carpe diem - "seize the opportunity"
E Pluribus Unum - "one from many"
mea culpa - "the blame is mine"
tabula rasa - "empty blackboard"
cum laude - "with praise"
magna cum laude - "with greatest praise"
quid fit? - "what's happening?"
per se - "in or of itself"
labra lege - "read my lips"
abeo" - "I'm out of here"
exempli gratia" - "for example" "e.g."
et cetera - "and so on" "etc."
quod erat demonstrandum - "was demonstrated" "Q.E.D."

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