Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Factorial

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I'm happy to see that they retained the knowledge and applied it elsewhere (factorial)




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Friday, October 18, 2019

(x, why?) Mini: Reflex Angle

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He needs to slink back to his con cave!




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Thursday, October 17, 2019

School Life #12

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It would serve him right, if he could serve at all.

Depends on whether these are clubs playing within the school or teams playing within the city under league rules.

Two more student names were to be revealed here -- and then one was cut for space. Off-screen, I've almost decided on two other names.

Formats are driving me crazy. I've pretty much given up on making the School Life strips black & white because it was actually more trouble than just using color. (Clicking the B&W option from the menu leaves everyone looking too dark and drab.) But the biggest problem here was writing and rewriting the text to say everything I wanted to say, but making it sparse enough to fit in the allotted space -- and then realizing that I was working with a differently-sized comic and not using the regular School Life frame.

O, the joys of comic creation! Some times I think it's growing pains, but after nearly 12 years, I should be done with those!




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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

(x, why?) Mini: Benzene

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That Terrible Toluene is a polycyclic offender.




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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Poincare

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Claims is the previous ad may be conjecture and may not have been proven.




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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Binary Club; Bonus: School Life #11: Contact

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I guess they need their base first. Whose base is first?



Bonus: School Life #11: Contact



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If you're a Daisy fan, you'll notice there were two things out of character in this strip.




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Monday, October 07, 2019

Making Mistakes

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"Why does that say x-squared and not x-cubed?" "I meant to do that to see if you were paying attention. You are. Very good."

Of course, I had to have a mistake in a comic about making mistakes. Other than planning on spreading out the dialogue before realizing that I just didn't have the room.




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Friday, October 04, 2019

(x, why?) Mini: Peripheral Vision

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Floppy eyes.

They may be out of date, but the Save icon hasn't changed yet.

I thing that it funny is how I do these "minis" to save time when I don't have enough for a full comic -- and yet I spend so much time making these work.




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Monday, September 30, 2019

Hearsay

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Don't confuse this with the rem(n) function!

I did just see the band last week, so, yes, I was thinking about math and comics during a concert.

And the "rem()" function, whatever that is, will have to wait for another day. Not that I'm likely to see them in concert any time soon.

Update: Bonus Comic


Hearsay being in the news right now, and my seeing REO Speedwagon in concert last week, several ideas came to mind, and I had to decide which one to use.
Here is another take on the song, more topical, but less mathematical.





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Friday, September 27, 2019

Dividing 9's By 9

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And you can use x + 1 for 11's.

Instead of FOIL, I'm trying the "Box Method" again, only this time calling it The Area Model, and stressing the area of box, and the fact that it's a multiplication table. (I abandoned it years ago, because students would fill up tables and say, "I'm done!" without completing the problem. "That's not the answer. That's the work that gives you the answer.")

Using this in reverse, which in some cases is the same as Factoring By Grouping, the Area Model does division in a much nicer way than the traditional Long Division method, at least when there isn't a remainder. Actually, it's not that bad then, either.

Oh, and I have Snapped my fingers to distract from tapping the board to make the screen advance to the next slide. Sleight of hand is usually appreciated, even when they're on to you, if only because the other teachers aren't doing that.






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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hands

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That's what stands out the most, right?

If anyone is confused, they traced their hands, and cut them out.
The original activity would have included writing on the fingers, but that just too small to see.

New students here because I didn't want to use Ms. Graham's other students who we've seen in the past.






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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

(x, why?) Mini: Heptagon

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Do sides matter? If we're talking a side of fries or a side of kale, then, yes, they certainly matter!

Don't downvote me!

Amusing aside: many of the houses I use for background are actually heptagons.




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