Numerical Knitting

June 6, 2006

You can’t make this stuff up…

Filed under: General,Knitting,Teaching — by bethc @ 1:58 pm

Tomorrow is the last day of school and the day that report cards are due so I have been crazy grading papers.

In one problem the students were to design their own Beanie Baby and part of the problem asked, "What scale factor should TY use to make your Beanie? Explain how you determined it and what assumptions you had to make." Most of the students came through with appropriate numbers and explanations about deciding how big the Beanie should be, using data about the animal, and determining the scale factor.

But not one… His answer reads, "Inches because otters are bigger than centimeters and smaller than meters." Now the question for me, should I laugh or cry?

Birch update coming soon!!


  1. …and WHERE would that Birch update be? Hmmmm?

    Comment by Julie — June 14, 2006 @ 9:21 pm |Reply

  2. That is pretty bad! What grade do you teach? I’m secondary English and that just makes me hurt for you. Thanks goodness that it’s behind you now and you’ve gotten a few weeks of relaxation in. 😀

    Comment by Lacey — August 16, 2006 @ 7:20 pm |Reply

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