Day 23/67, Five Month GED, Learning languages, and Adulting in context

    If you are a compulsive completer, as I often am, you may find yourself filling in the chart below automatically, in the language of mathematics: perhaps the most universal of all human languages (and maybe of alien languages, if we ever make contact with non-human intelligent life?).

     Languages, both external (or, between people, i.e. French) and internal (aka “love languages” for each person), are a set of forms of knowledge that all Adult citizens of any democratic nation or movement must learn anew, continually, just as with mathematical language:

Mathematical Language is far simpler:

(3 ^ 0)(3 ^3) =(1)(3 cubed) = 3 cubed = 3*3*3 = 27

Day 23 Lesson Plan (pdf format)
Grammar: Essay writing 4/4 on paper
more Power practice: powers of products and quotients practice
Challenging exponents practice using The Power Rule

End of Week 6 of 18…

(Day 22Day 24)

And Multiplication as a triangular and universal language:  this is so cool, I wish I’d seen this when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade!



And how numbers convert from one form to another, but remain the same number:

conversion chart
Eight different forms to express the equivalent quantity

Action Items:

1.) Find three different secondary or tertiary sources for the origin or language family of your favorite language, (French, for instance, according to Encyclopedia Brittanica, the BBC, and National Geographic, is Romance…)

2.) Share your  findings with us, and 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.


Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan:Muhafiz/The ProtectorLupin, or La Casa De Papel/Money Heist Reviews,

Holistic High School Lessons,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs

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21 thoughts on “Day 23/67, Five Month GED, Learning languages, and Adulting in context

    1. Cool, thanks, Madd.

      I still keep my old lesson plans twirling around for students who were downloading them little by little, and for the occasional Reader here who has mentioned that they are a help (and of course for any fellow educators for whom it may save some time and energy). I compiled the lessons into a book and put it up on The Archive, but it doesn’t work very well with so many hot links.

      Now, I try to update the lesson plans to make them of more general interest, as well.

      (and I find that I still enjoy lesson planning, while I never really enjoyed classroom teaching, even at the Community College level, so I guess introverts should avoid teaching!)


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