Day 67/67: Five Month GED, Science Language Learning, and Adulting

      To take full part in modern society in a meaningful and useful way, every Adult must understand the meaning of a given word in the context under discussion.  The word range, for instance, can refer to mountains, a list of numbers, or to a set of frequencies, among other things.  The fact that the same word can have different meanings, even though sometimes subtly different, makes the learning of mathematical and scientific language crucial to the shared decision-making that every adult citizen in a republic agrees to take part in, and thus to continue the responsibility to keep learning, as part of responsible Adulting.

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Today’s reading uses the mathematical meaning of range to define large and small distances. (Vice versa, actually):

Visible light has a wavelength range from ~400 nm to ~700 nm. Violet light has a wavelength of … Visible light makes up just a small part of the full electromagnetic spectrum. Electromagnetic waves with shorter wavelengths and higher frequencies include ultraviolet light, X-rays, and

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 Week 18/18
Day 67 lesson plan
Grammar: Concluding sentences
Math: Range
Science: reading , and a little bit of stats…
Please see the Lesson plan for Day 67’s Exit Tickets
(Day 66Day 1)

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1.) How have you used this set of posts, if you follow this blog regularly?

2.) Please tell us where the information for today’s reading comes from, how you know that the sources are reliable, and who funded them.

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Shira Destinie Jones, MPhil, MAT (mathematics), BsCs

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14 thoughts on “Day 67/67: Five Month GED, Science Language Learning, and Adulting

  1. Understanding a word in context is not always a clear-cut matter, unfortunately. I teach a weekly class on the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. (I do so via Zoom because of the pandemic.)

    Last week, we were discussing Psalm 45. We compared the translations we were reading. There was one Hebrew word that translators had rendered in English alternatively as “robe,” “daughter,” and “people.” The word was literally either “robe” or “daughter.”

    This was hardly the first ambiguous reading our group has encountered in the Book of Psalms.

    In “The Bible With and Without Jesus,” Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler explain the vagueness of language with an example: “The sailors enjoyed the port.” In that example, what did the sailors enjoy?

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