Did you know the speed of light is only 670,000,000 miles per hour? It’s not even 700,000,000! It’s 30,000,000 less than that. I thought it would at least be over 700,000,000!
Today was The Mrs’ birthday. It was awesome… Dinner, presents from my mom, cake, the new TMNT movie (which is amazingly terrible)… Happy birthday, cupcake.
|Kid:||I lost my tooth!|
|Me:||You lost a tooth? Just now?|
|Kid:||No. I had it... Then I lost it.|
|Me:||... Okay, everybody. Check around your feet. We're looking for a tooth.|
this is fucked up. this fucked me up. the teachers fucked up by not showing us this fuck up. fuck.
i’m 28 and never knew this
Good teachers won’t show you this because it is a math trick and does not build any meaning of what multiplication is. 3 months after seeing this you won’t remember how it works and you won’t know why.
Is it really a trick? Seems to me it’s another way to show the following:
21 x 13 = (20 + 1)(10 + 3) = 20*10 + 20*3 + 1*10 + 1*3
Granted, you’d have to think about it (a little) more if you used numbers with more digits or unequal digits. But I feel like if this was taught by asking students to think about place value, this actually is pretty sweet.
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.