Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This was Luke talking to the Hispanic man that does our flowerbed work. Craig looked out the window and told me I should take a picture of it. Hector doesn't understand English so we thought it was funny that Luke was out there talking to him...just anybody that would listen to him I guess!
When I woke up one morning, Craig told me that Miriam was sleeping in my chair. She got up early, but fell asleep in my chair while Luke was playing the Wii.
Here are some of the famous Greek mathematicians.
"His followers, Pythagoreans, believed that math was the basis for all things in life. They studied a series of numbers called triangular numbers. They laid the numbers out in rows of stones and saw that they always formed triangles."
"They also discovered that there were four figures that had all sides and angles equal. They called them the Platonic bodies, after Plato (another famous thinker and teacher in Greece)." I found a template at Math is Fun to make the 5 platonic bodies: pyramid (4 sides), cube (6 sides), octahedron (8 sides), dodecahedron (12 sides), icosahedron (20 sides). I had a little trouble making the 20 sided one.
"Greek mathematicians also discovered the pengaton, a five-sided shape. That helped them make up a pentacle, which is a five-pointed star. The Pythagoreans used the pentacle as their secret sign to each other. They studied the pentacle because it could be make with a 'never-ending line. Notice that the outside of the pentacle forms a pentagon and so does the inside of the pentacle. "
Discovered prime numbers - To find prime numbers make a chart from 1-100 and cross out any numbers that can be divided evenly by 2, 3 or 5. The ones that are left are the prime numbers
Sieve of Eratosthenes
Monday, April 27, 2009
"All the actors were male, and they all played multiple roles, so a mask was used to show the change in character or mood. Masks challenged the actors to portray their characters' feelings in more subtle ways, with voice and body language, since they couldn't use facial expressions. The two masks are now used as the symbol for theater, in memory of its origins in ancient Greece. "
- taken from http://www.angelfire.com/art/masks/maskhistory.html
Here's our comedy masks
and tragedy masks
There's some ones of Cameron acting like a ham during the performance:
Sunday, April 26, 2009
We sang a song called "Bugs" so the girls wore bug costumes and the boys wore bug t-shirts and home-made antennas.
He didn't hit it too far
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Luke wanted to wear his cowboy hat because the Shelbys were wearing theirs