Numerical Knitting

May 26, 2006

Great Expectations!

Filed under: General,Knitting,Teaching — by bethc @ 10:38 am

Yeah, I read it once… Pip, Miss Havisham, all those folks. I also wrote it once. I great math unit for eighth graders about probability and expected value! It was a wonderful unit, really pushed the idea about what kind of mathematics eighth graders can do. It's been revised and renamed Great Predictions, not exactly the same ring.

But the point is today is a day of Great Expectations! I am planning to start to turn this into Birch! Yes, today I face the dreaded 299 cast on. Luckily I will have plenty of time.

Why so much time? you ask. We're headed out this afternoon (by car) for our 16th college reunion! We haven't been back to Oberlin in 10 years so I'm excited. Of course I wish I was thinner, but as I prepare to go I realize that I'm pretty happy with who I am. What more do you want after 16 years?

Tomorrow is Knit in Public day. I'll most likely be doing some KiP either on Tappan Square or Wilder Bowl or some such. If you're going to be in Oberlin, let me know! 

2 Comments »

  1. Good luck with those 299! Just found out that Yarns Int’l is closing and they’re liquidating everything starting tomorrow! Seems I’ll be breakin’ some resolutions, because I canNOT pass that up. Have fun in Oberlin!

    Comment by Julie — May 26, 2006 @ 2:21 pm |Reply

  2. Creative, inspired teachers are my heros! They never underestimate what kids are capable of and know how to light the fire of eager young minds! Yea for you! Bravo!

    Have fun at your reunion, and with the 299 stitch cast on! Birch is my Amazing Lace project, but it hasn’t gotten any further than the cast on. So little time, so many projects.

    Comment by Kirsten — May 29, 2006 @ 8:25 am |Reply


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