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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pythagorean theorem

I had the chance to talk to some "tween," and teen students today after the performance of Junie B. Jones.  I was instructed to talk about how we use math and science in the theatre.  So, naturally I thought of the pythagorean theorem.  For those of you who don't remember what that is it is a2 + b2 = c2.  Now, I'm sure you remember.  I showed them how we used that to figure out how to cut the boards for a triangular platform.  They loved it.

We also talked about Circumference, and how to figure that.  Which is 2 pi R, once again, now you remember.  I showed them a circular platform and talked about how we used that equation to figure out how much facing to rip.  They loved it, as they should.

Went to Cooper Elementary to watch their Christmas bike parade today.  Fun!

And here is a little holiday cheer from me and the girls...

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