• "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding metals, finance, politics, government and many other topics"

GIM Funding Drive. next weekend only Feb 4, 5,6

Fri thru Sunday only

Our homeschooling adventure.

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
can you please explain how you got that answer? It clearly says 7 sailors scream. This is why I hate math.
yeah, i didnt get it either. it says 7 running sailors scream, you have to calculate the number of sailors that don't run, just scream.

AbM3KAt.png
 

Avalon

The most courageous act is to think for yourself
Midas Member
GIM Hall Of Fame
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 30, 2010
Messages
7,936
Reaction score
18,100
Location
NC
good grief!
 

dacrunch

Midas Member
Midas Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
10,093
Reaction score
15,857
I think that homeschooling is against the law in France, but there are private & religious schools for those who can pay...
 

Avalon

The most courageous act is to think for yourself
Midas Member
GIM Hall Of Fame
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 30, 2010
Messages
7,936
Reaction score
18,100
Location
NC
I think that homeschooling is against the law in France, but there are private & religious schools for those who can pay...
is there anything that isn't against the law in France. Im sure Biden is envious. :( I'm in a pissy mood. My nephew vaccinated his 5 yr old daughter.
 

Sampson

Digging for nuggets of knowledge
Silver Miner
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
806
Reaction score
1,737
Location
Hills and Valleys up north
Just found this thread. Going to post and then read the whole thing when I have time.

Good job on taking your Son's education into your own hands. My daughter is 5, turning 6 soon and we are homeschooling as well.

It makes me sad when I drive past a school and see young kids walking by themselves and wearing a mask staring at the ground. It is like they are muzzled and all their vitality has been stolen. So, so different than when I was a kid.

I am sure I will have something more to add once O have read through this thread but just wanted to drop this here for now.
 

Goldhedge

Retired
Survivor
GIM Hall Of Fame
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
65,436
Reaction score
142,935
Location
Rocky Mountains
Math question for our bored loyal readers. I'm sure the kid got the answer to this question correct; but they are saying he is wrong.
What do you all calculate for:
QAyAuDo.png
I must be an idiot then...

In this situation I would say 7 as well.

Why?

Because the question is asked "how many sailors scream?" They already gave the answer "7 sailors scream."

There are 'assumptions' to be made to get to the 'correct' answer.

"3 brave sailors neither run nor scream." The 'assumption' is that ALL the other sailors screamed "but one". That is not clear from the question.

Math is rarely about 'assumptions'. It is either correct, or it is wrong, but here they want you to forget math and assume.

2+2=5 because of global warming
 

Avalon

The most courageous act is to think for yourself
Midas Member
GIM Hall Of Fame
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 30, 2010
Messages
7,936
Reaction score
18,100
Location
NC
I must be an idiot then...

In this situation I would say 7 as well.

Why?

Because the question is asked "how many sailors scream?" They already gave the answer "7 sailors scream."

There are 'assumptions' to be made to get to the 'correct' answer.

"3 brave sailors neither run nor scream." The 'assumption' is that ALL the other sailors screamed "but one". That is not clear from the question.

Math is rarely about 'assumptions'. It is either correct, or it is wrong, but here they want you to forget math and assume.

2+2=5 because of global warming
its a trick question.
 

hammerhead

Morphing
Midas Member
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Feb 22, 2012
Messages
15,456
Reaction score
23,505
Location
USSA
It makes me sad when I drive past a school and see young kids walking by themselves and wearing a mask staring at the ground. It is like they are muzzled and all their vitality has been stolen. So, so different than when I was a kid.
Grand kids that are in school are made to wear masks. Grand daughter is even afraid to eat at the same table as other kids. They did remote last year. It's good they are back to in school.

The only thing I can tell them is that when they get older, some kid is going to ask them if they lived through the rona and after they answer in the affirmative that kid will call them legend.
 

tigerwillow1

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Midas Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
1,891
Reaction score
3,742
its a trick question.
My opinion is that it's a defective question. One set of 8 is specified, with 7 of them screaming. Another set of 3 is identified as not screaming. The remaining 9 are not specified and you're supposed to assume that they screamed and did not run. There are other possibilities, however:

1. The pirates killed them.
2. They were literally scared to death.
3. They just stood there and did nothing out of fear (remember the set of three that didn't scream were brave)
4. They hid and didn't scream (brave sailors wouldn't hide)
5. They dropped dead from Post Attack Stress Syndrome, similar to Post Pandemic Stress Syndrome.
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
Kid was learning about nuclear fusion this morning and immediately proposed that once we get it working, we could build our own mini dyson spheres to colonize the galaxy. I found it interesting as all the dyson spheres I have come across in scifi were built around existing stars; so prohibitive large to create given our level of technology/access to materials. Love having these types of conversations with my kid.
 

Fiat Metaler

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
2,338
Reaction score
1,875
My opinion is that it's a defective question. One set of 8 is specified, with 7 of them screaming. Another set of 3 is identified as not screaming. The remaining 9 are not specified and you're supposed to assume that they screamed and did not run. There are other possibilities, however:

Agreed. My answer was a range from 7-16; one can't be certain what happened to the other 9.
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
Agreed. My answer was a range from 7-16; one can't be certain what happened to the other 9.
ok well at least i'm not the only one that got stumped with a 5th grade math question. :)
 

Someone_else

Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Platinum Bling
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
4,174
Reaction score
6,673
"I have two US coins that total thirty cents. One of them is not a nickel. What are they?"
"I give up. What are they?"
"They are a quarter and a nickel."
"But you said one was not a nickel!"
"Right, but the other one is!"
 

Fiat Metaler

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
2,338
Reaction score
1,875
Q How far can you walk into a forest?
A Halfway. Any further and you are walking out.

Q A plane departs from Texas on its way to California but crashes on the exact border between New Mexico and Arizona. 50/50. In which state do they bury the survivors?
A ?
 

tigerwillow1

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Midas Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
1,891
Reaction score
3,742
A plane departs from Texas on its way to California but crashes on the exact border between New Mexico and Arizona. 50/50. In which state do they bury the survivors?
I think most everybody is on to this one by now.
 

mtnman

Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Platinum Bling
Joined
Mar 30, 2010
Messages
5,565
Reaction score
13,395
Location
East Tennessee

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
And ordered up a bunch of broken pieces to make a mosaic in the style of Byzantine art. Gonna make one myself while we are at it.

the mosaic he has been working on/off over the past couples months is coming close to completion. currently "grouting" it with colored/glitter glue. i think its turning out nicely. he is going to paint the board light blue and cut it out around the fish to hang up when he is done.
 
Last edited:

hammerhead

Morphing
Midas Member
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Feb 22, 2012
Messages
15,456
Reaction score
23,505
Location
USSA
the mosaic he has been working on/off over the past couples months is coming close to completion. currently "grouting" it with colored/glitter glue. i think its turning out nicely. he is going to paint the board light blue and cut it out around the fish to hang up when he is done.

go0anhC.png
Another shark.
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103

MrLucky

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Sr Site Supporter
Survivor
Joined
Apr 27, 2011
Messages
2,585
Reaction score
3,842
Location
Rock <me> Hard-Place
Very nice!
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
All done and hung before family gatherings this holiday season.
eKH134z.png
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
Started a logic section in math, banged through a few sections without any help or reading the lessons, getting 100% in each just from reading and parsing the text. nice.... Kid just might have the makings of a programmer like his old man. Maybe I can leave him the business in a few years afterall...

s6ZCuBA.png
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
We have started a new long-term project: Building a blockbuster Roblox game. Using outline strategies from writing, story building, and mixing it in with folklore for a story line as the wife said (all big hit roblox games have stories that youtubers can talk about). Also, learning lua programming myself and teaching it to the kid for the game. edit: we are going to use a lot of the elements from his math curriculum for puzzles in the game.

Signed the kid up for a black-smithing class with a couple other homeschoolers. That should be fun.
edit: he just finished watching the first episode of a reality show on history channel that a friend recommended. "forged in fire" he really liked it and it was definitely educational. https://www.amazon.com/Viking/dp/B07N7H1BWN

Kid started reading the Hobbit.
 
Last edited:

Fiat Metaler

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
2,338
Reaction score
1,875
Signed the kid up for a black-smithing class with a couple other homeschoolers. That should be fun.

You should see if they have a Maker's Fair in your area. Its a loose group of folks who actually make things. Can range from blacksmithing to arts and crafts to hommeade musical instruments to 3D printing. Always interesting, potentially inspiring.
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
You should see if they have a Maker's Fair in your area. Its a loose group of folks who actually make things. Can range from blacksmithing to arts and crafts to hommeade musical instruments to 3D printing. Always interesting, potentially inspiring.
I'm fortunate that my longtime business partner has been a "maker" since before that was even a term. He's been to a number of those fairs and i end up the one picking up his work while he is out having fun. But he is a great resource for ideas, so he makes up for it. But yeah, going to one of the maker fairs is on the todo list.
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
Kid learned about cubism this morning in art history class and pointed out that cubism is still one of the most popular art forms to this day with minecraft and roblox games and art being the modern version. I can just imagine if picasso was given minecraft to build/design with...
 

Goldhedge

Retired
Survivor
GIM Hall Of Fame
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
65,436
Reaction score
142,935
Location
Rocky Mountains
Dave, Dave will come in 3rd.
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
A couple months back my wife who generally has a handsoff approach to our homeschooling said that she really thought the kid needed a science "curriculum" rather than just winging it. I did quite a bit of reading and looking around and ended up with this book.

It seems to have been the right choice. It keeps the kid interested, its laid out in a manner that keeps his attention and highlights important information well. And he is enjoying it.

Last week, we finally got to an art project that was on our todo list for a long time. Last year the kid out of the blue made a simple "wanted" poster for the cat on a piece of printer paper and all done in pencil, then taped it to the wall. I've thought for awhile it would be cool to make an old west poster to replace it. Learned about fonts, what they are, the types of fonts, how to find them and install them.

Hanging on his showroom hallway now, he said he "left the rough edges to make it more authentic"
CNj7d1L.png
 

Goldhedge

Retired
Survivor
GIM Hall Of Fame
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
65,436
Reaction score
142,935
Location
Rocky Mountains
Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 9.45.39 AM.png
 

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
2,267
Reaction score
4,103
One thing I've learned in the past couple years with covid restricting parent participation/viewing of sports/EC activities.
There are 2 types of parents:
1. The ones that love the covid restrictions as it gives them a guilt-free excuse to not participate or sit through hours of their kids activities.
2. The ones that will do anything or volunteer for any task as to get them access so they can participate or sit through hours of their kids activities.