Day 14/67, High School in Five Months, Our Numerals, and mass transit

We would have no transportation, public or otherwise, without a numbering system that allows us to calculate precise locations?  Decimal numbers, based on Arabic numerals, give us both precision and the ability, thanks to our positional numeral system, to express any number in fairly limited space (just try writing 10 billion in Roman Numerals!).  Our numbers, or rather, the symbols that we use to represent numbers, come from India via the Arabs, during the Middle Ages (“… up to the end of the fifteenth century“).  Any advocate for a democratic movement must both learn and share an understanding of number as system and statistic(s), for democracy to work well (there is also a need for good mass transit used by the middle classes, for a democracy to work well, but that is for another post, if you’d like):

Day14/67 Lesson Plan
Grammar online worksheets to choose from easy/medium/hard, Khan Academy
Estimating online worksheet, Part 1
Khan Academy online worksheet for Estimating, part 2

(Day 13Day 15 )

Action Items:

1.) Find three different sources describing the source of our current numbering system/symbols,

2.) Share your  findings with us, and, if you are more curious, tell us whether the Maya, the Aztec, or the Inca had a positional numeral system.

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

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

         by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                help build a kinder future: Do Better (was Baby Acres): a Vision of a Better World


Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 1 of 67 plans…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, how story inspires learning…)


Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at:…)
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.


6 thoughts on “Day 14/67, High School in Five Months, Our Numerals, and mass transit

    1. Maybe, I’d not thought of it as inspirational, but yes, that is precisely what I am trying to do: inspire action based on empathetic long term planning.
      Ok, is there a way to add this blog to the Inspirational category?

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