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How not to make a fraction smaller

June 2, 2010 am30 2:53 am

From Halfway There. The highlight:

The court solemnly pondered the petitioner’s request, noting the necessity of proportionately balancing the petitioner’s well-being against his responsibility to discharge his legal obligations. Upon consideration, the court ruled that the distrainment of 1/6 of the petitioner’s assets had been too severe and ordered a relaxation of the order. The new order instead stipulated a seizure of 1/5 of his assets.

It’s a cool blog that I haven’t plugged (in a long time? in forever?) Zeno Ferox, the author, teaches math at a college, used to work as a civil servant, and is the liberal son in a conservative, Portuguese farming family in California. Oh, and most of all, is an amazing story teller. About teaching. And about his family. And about crazy republicans. About creationism. I like the one about the cows. A blog of well-told stories.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2010 pm30 1:17 pm 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the thumbs up, JD. I’ll try to come up with more stories about cows for you.

    • June 4, 2010 am30 6:00 am 6:00 am

      Looks like another teacher found you. Ed Darrell from Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub tells some entertaining stories, too.

      It’s certainly not just the cows I look forward to — but that was a good one.

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