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Day 43/67 of GED in Five Months, Area vs. Circumference, and, transportation — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting often requires knowing how transportation ties in with a variety of types of knowledge, like the distance around an obstacle, given the area of the area you want to avoid.  Also, when does it make more sense to use   mass transit than to drive?  Start of week 12/18 Day 43, Lesson Plan: Grammar: […] Day… Continue reading Day 43/67 of GED in Five Months, Area vs. Circumference, and, transportation — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

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Day 42/67: Five Month GED, “Discrete What?” & Health Terminology (and a Note…) — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

(Quick note: Dear Readers, this is nearly the end of my lesson plan series, which I am working to post so that the new Page listing these plans will have fresh links.  Then, we will return to our regularly schedules stories… -Shira)      Adulting often requires understanding vocabulary, and how certain words have slightly […] Day… Continue reading Day 42/67: Five Month GED, “Discrete What?” & Health Terminology (and a Note…) — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 40/67, Five Month GED, Cheerful Facts About the Square of the Hypotenuse, and, Standing Like an Adult — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting includes learning which languages work to help you learn best, such as the language of music: musical learning for facts vegetable, mineral, and mathematical, especially quadratical, and maybe even songs for finding out where your law-makers stand.  🙂    How, by the way, would you find out where your Congressmen and State Assembly/State Senate […] Day… Continue reading Day 40/67, Five Month GED, Cheerful Facts About the Square of the Hypotenuse, and, Standing Like an Adult — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 39/67, Five Month GED, constructing metaphors, and, thinking like an Adult — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting, metaphors, and seeing how definitions fit into the context Photo by Kaique Rocha on Pexels.com of a whole are crucial for informed decision-making, and for constructing a better world, starting with new laws, once one knows how to properly suggest them. End of week 10/18   Day 39 Lesson plan, Week 10 New […] Day… Continue reading Day 39/67, Five Month GED, constructing metaphors, and, thinking like an Adult — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 36/67, Five Month GED, circles, and triangles — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting is also about understanding relationships between seemingly unrelated things, and  how to find up-to-date information and help in finding that information and how to use it, like legal information.    Thus, relationships between shapes, and relationships between ideas are similar, right? Start of week 10/18 Day 36 Lesson Plan Grammar: Essay Writing, Pro […] Day… Continue reading Day 36/67, Five Month GED, circles, and triangles — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 29/67, Five Month GED, Similarity, and Adulting Education — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

The skill of understanding definitions in detail, and applying them logically, is another crucial part of Adult citizenship responsibility which is taught very well by mathematics (too bad Proofs were no longer a standard part of geometry classes after my middle school classes back in the early 1980s)  and is thus a key part […] Day… Continue reading Day 29/67, Five Month GED, Similarity, and Adulting Education — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 26/67 High School in Five Months, Relationships, and Adulting Education — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Understanding how to see how various shapes, quantities, people, or policies relate to each other is a crucial part of Adult citizenship responsibility,  and is thus part of any democracy movement as well.       The relationship between a square and a rectangle is quite simple, analogous to the relationship between Newton’s Laws of Motion […] Day… Continue reading Day 26/67 High School in Five Months, Relationships, and Adulting Education — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Monday or Thursday: constructivist ways: How Elmer Fudd might teach maths

How Would Elmer Fudd Teach Math? Elmer Fudd is a hunter. Most ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) diagnosed children are hunters, as defined by Thom Hartman in his series of books “Hunter in a Farmer’s World.â€� These children tend to change topics and interests often, moving their focus of attention,… Continue reading Monday or Thursday: constructivist ways: How Elmer Fudd might teach maths

Day 41/67 of GED in Five Months, cycles, and, “Wh” questions

 Adulting often requires Public Library resources to answer important questions about issues ranging from the life cycle of an organism, as in today’s science reading, to election cycles.  Or resources like the old “Who’s Who…” books that recorded facts like the number of presidents who have been impeached, and why.  Questions like why, where, when,… Continue reading Day 41/67 of GED in Five Months, cycles, and, “Wh” questions