How can you determine what the meaning of a word is in a mathematical context? And where would you find the resource that may put all of that information right at your fingertips? Solving word problems in mathematics, and all life’s problems are really word problems, requires learning the language of mathematics, which every Adult needs to understand.
Today’s reading may be interesting to see how a word or theory can change over time, starting with two parallel slits that kicked off a world of new questions:
“The Double-Slit Experiment
By the early 19th century, most physicists agree with Newton’s well-established theory of light, which says that light takes the form of particles—what we now call photons. But English scientist Thomas Young isn’t convinced, and in 1803, he designs an experiment to test the status quo. Young aims a beam of light at a barrier that has two slits. If light is made of particles, he reasons, those particles should travel in a straight line through the slits, projecting two distinct lines of light on the screen beyond the barrier. Instead…”
You might get a start, or a refresher, on the mathematics for that in the lesson below…
End of week 13/18
|Day 50 Week 13|
|Grammar: more practice with parallelism|
|Math: Translating words into mathematical language|
|Reading for science: Parallel in theory: the rest of the story…|
|Day 50 Exit Ticket|
1.) Search for two different possible meanings for the word parallel,
2.) Where did you find the definitions, and why do you find those sources credible?
3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses your thoughts, and then, please tell us about it! If you write a book, once it is published please consider donating a copy to your local public library.
4.) Feel free to answer the exit ticket questions in the comments, or pose any other questions you may have about the lesson, if you wish.
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