# Difference between revisions of "Cedars Math"

• An online Python compiler that can import the matplotlib module is at codabrainy.com.

Office Hours: Every Thursday 4-5pm on Zoom.

--Handouts==

## Handouts

• The "All Odd Numbers Are Prime" joke
• The Python code by Professor Connell to test the Polya Conjecture.

## Words

• Amiable
• Century
• Digression
• Endless loop.
• Expendable
• Imperative
• Lemma
• Millenium
• Obsolete.
• Psychology
• Shilling.
• Theorem.

## Proverbs and Phrases

• "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi," Atlantic Monthly, 1874.
• "A pint's a pound the world around." Thus, a pint has 16 ounces, and so does a pound.
• "Veni, Vidi , Vici": I came, I saw, I conquered, in Latin. Julius Caesar said this.
• "Per centum": for each 100, in Latin.
• "e.g.": "exempli gratia", "for example", "as a free example", from Latin.

## Chapter 1: Whole Numbers

### Lesson 6, Friday. Order of operations, exponents

• Test 1, (arithmetic, writing numbers in words).

### Lesson 9, Monday. Word problems

• Homework 9 (word problems). Remember also to ask your parents what is necessary for salvation, and, in particular, why just deciding to believe is not enough. The key verse is "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." James 2:19.
• Here is a good blog post on prayer flags and prayer wheels, with gorgeous photographs if the Himalaya Mountains. Someone came up with the idea of the "prayer wagon": drawings here and here. Relatedly, the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke) came up in class.
• WORDS: Amiable, endless loop.
• "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi," Atlantic Monthly, 1874.
```  print("Buddhist  code.")
x = 4
item=1
while x<6:
print("Glory to God in the highest!",item)
item = item +1
print ("The End.")
```
• Steps in solving word problems: 1. Figure out what the question is and what kind of number is supposed to be the answer. 2. Figure out which numbers in the question are relevant--- some numbers might well be irrelevant to getting to the answer. 3. Figure out what techniques you are going to need, e.g., addition, division, Python coding, looking up something on the Internet.

## Chapter Two: Fractions

### Lesson 2.8b, Wednesday, October 6. Emails, Prime Numbers

• Gordon Klein video from Fox's Tucker Carlson Show.

Friday, October 8. No class. Trip to Indianapolis.

Monday, Wed., Friday, Fall Break.

## Chapter 3: More on Fractions

### 3.1: Adding fractions with the same denominator. Monday, October 18.

• The Python code by Professor Connell to test the Polya Conjecture.

### Friday, October 29. Adding Mixed Numbers.

• Monopoly: It is not a crime to be a monopoly, but it is one to monopolize. You can be the only company selling something because you have the best prices and product, but you can't, for example, combine all the companies selling the product together and raise the price. My amicus brief explaining that the lady who designs websites in Colorado doesn't count as a monopoly is "303 CREATIVE v. Elenis et al., Brief for Law and Economics Scholars as Amici Curiae."

### 3.5. Order of Operations and Greater Than. Monday, November 1.

• Mr. Rasmusen will be in Florida and will teach by Zoom. The class will meet in room 106 as usual.
• Video of the class.

## Chapter 4: Decimals

### 4.1: Reading Decimals. Wednesday, November 3.

• Mr. Rasmusen will be in Florida and will teach by Zoom. The class will meet in room 106 as usual.

### 4.2: Rounding Decimals. Friday, November 5.

• Words: Psychology, shilling.
• Saying: "A pint's a pound the world around." Thus, a pint has 16 ounces, and so does a pound.

### 4.5: Dividing Decimals. Friday, November 12.

• Word: Obsolete.

## Chapter 5: Ratios

### 5.2: Rates. Monday, November 29.

• "Veni, Vidi , Vici": I came, I saw, I conquered, in Latin. Julius Caesar said this.

### 5.3. Equalities (Proportions). Wednesday, December 1.

• "Per centum": for each 100, in Latin.

### 5.4 Solving Equalities. Friday, December 3.

on the car ride home, Dash says “Our powers make us special,” to which Helen (Mrs. Incredible) says, “Everyone is special, Dash”. Dash retorts back to her, “Which is another way of saying that no one is.” This is not just the opinion of a frustrated little boy, he is parroting the frustrations of his father who later on is arguing that a 4th grade graduation ceremony is silly (in his words, psychotic) because, “They keep celebrating new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is genuinely exceptional, they shut him down because they don’t want everyone else to feel back!” And lastly, this theme comes to a head when Syndrome is planning on giving everyone superpowers with his tech and claiming, “When everyone is super, no one will be.” ... Not everyone is special, understand, everyone is important, everyone is valid, and everyone is even significant, but not everyone is special.

### 5.5a Test 3. Wed., December 8.

```*Test 3, on chapters 4 and 5 and other things we talked about in that time.
```
• Some more Python.

## Cedars Math: Miscellaneous

Music, Quotations, Phrases, Words, Mr. Rasmusen's notes to himself