old Day 25 of GED/HiSET in Five Months, cubic numbers, and public transit

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Using public transportation in some cities can sometimes feel like solving a Rubik’s Cube: easy one day, not so easy the next, oftentimes. But the ability to use mass transit, and the availability and safety of buses, sidewalks, even frequently overlooked details like paths to the sidewalk, and sidewalk cuts, for those in walkers or wheelchairs, requires the same kind of community thinking that any democracy movement must practice.  Can cubic numbers and puzzles also teach us about finding the roots of transportation problems for others, which we ourselves may not have to worry about, but others do (like the lack of a cut or path that was no problem for me, during the day time, but presents a constant hazard for less mobile people at any time of day or night, at a certain Continuing Education campus…)?

Day 25 lesson plan
Grammar: compound sentences
Converting Exponents to Radicals: Easy activity
Converting Exponents to Radicals: Challenging activity

(Day 24Day 26)

Action Items:

1.) Find three different ways (like San Diego’s Get it Done app) to report needed sidewalk or other public works safety issues in your town or city,

2.) Share your  findings with us, and

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses those findings, 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.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GR button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plan Book)

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

and my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

15 thoughts on “old Day 25 of GED/HiSET in Five Months, cubic numbers, and public transit

    1. Coolness, JYP, thank you!!
      I hadn’t thought of it that way, but I think I do recall reading somewhere that these new ‘choose your own ending’ books were gaining popularity at one point.

      I love that you put it as an adventure!

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  1. Regarding the public transportation, I don’t know what I’d do without it. Coming from a family of city bus driver’s aside, although I learned to drive in my early teens, I didn’t get my license until the age of 35. I had become comfortable utilizing the bus system due to spending many days simply riding along while mom, dad or other family members were working. Even once I finally had my first vehicle, I still used our cities bus and lightrail system. Now due to the seizures I am no longer able to drive. Certain task like grocery shopping, visiting friends, getting to work have all been by public transit which has for the most part been very reliable. The unfortunate side is dodging the transients/ homeless, etc. Also the reason it’s rare I go out after dark. My routine is to get out and get it done early while the world is quiet and not be out during commute hours. I am thankful for public transit for not only providing income for my family, but also as a means to not have to be disappointed by depending on others for a ride, knowing the bus will get me anywhere I need to go.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this! I used mass transit all through middle and high school and college, and learned to drive when I had to get a car for my first job out of college. So, likewise: I have always preferred to use the metro or bus, especially on the off hours, rather than peak, before dark. I think that having the metro system connecting to more places in and around DC helped (sorry, I don’t call MD or Northern VA part of DC, as it is not part of the District, and the bus lines show it, in how much better Metrobus runs in the city…) get me into and through college.

      Thank you so much, again, Ms. 5thGen, for sharing this with me and my readers, many of whom have never had to rely on public transit, and need this point of view.

      Stay safe, and I hope that your health also improves,


        1. Well, I am very glad to be able to help, in any way I can, so please do feel free to ask any questions you like, and I shall do my best to help. I am so glad that you are here with me. It is encouraging to know that what I am trying to do is not in vain. So I really appreciate your enjoyment, and I love and look forward to more of your questions, Ma’am!

          Have a safe and enjoyable weekend,
          -S. Destinie (aka Shira)

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    2. And thank you again: I looked back at this post and spotted a place where I’d intended to add a link to San Diego’s ‘Get it Done’ app for the city’s Public Works department!


  2. Oh, I forgot to link in to the Get It Done San Diego app, which lets ppl in San Diego report things like, places needing a sidewalk cut, to the city Public Works department. They were pretty responsive back in 2018, with an engineer contacting me in a few weeks (over 2019 winter break, I believe), but then the request, if approved, just ends up in a pool to compete for funding with other needed repairs…



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