Did I mention that we officially have a teenager in the household now? Or that she received two fountain pens for her birthday?
In other news, she attended her first Academic Decathalon scrimmage meet. The results will help determine if she gets on one of her school's two teams (and which one). Her school's "A" team usually advances to the state, but not the national championships. Her teacher/coach says she wants the team to do well, but still have a childhood.
I've been helping coach the mathematics section as the teacher/coach is primarily an English teacher. The math section is hard! I can solve everything, but not in the 30 minutes allotted for a 35 question exam. I must remember that the problems are all supposed to be solvable without calculus. The kids are allowed to use graphing calculators that have a "solve" button. Math contests sure have changed since I was in high school.
Do you remember logarithms? Trigonometry? Can you still whip out the law of cosines?
I would like a typo better
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