Spelling Makes the Difference
Have you ever puzzled over what a writer really meant because of the spelling of one word?
In these pairs of statements, spelling makes the difference ...
... between location and comfort:
"They’re there now."
"There, there, now."
... between number and coincidence:
"I saw those two."
Algebra is a tool. Practice helps us learn how to use it. Here are some ways to practice Algebra in ordinary activities.
"How much is this with the discount?"
You are shopping at Penney's. The sign on a rack says, "St. Johns Bay Tops 40% Off Marked Price." Your sister looks at a top and asks, "How much is this with the discount?" You want a way to figure...
As teachers and tutors, we need to be ready for any question or answer we receive from students. This is due to several factors, including, among other things, learning difficulties, inattention, unfamiliarity with the subject, material missed during an absence, or student playfulness. Therefore, we have to be understanding and patient, using the occasion as a teaching opportunity. In the following...
The English language abounds with homophones, words which share the same sounds, but have different meanings and, especially, spellings. There are also near homophones. These can be confusing to writer and reader alike. Most of the time the context tells the reader which word is intended, but sometimes it may mislead the reader. Therefore, it is important to properly spell the word you are using...
In high school geometry, we learned of the perfect right triangle. Both sides and the hypotenuse are integers (whole numbers). The perfect right triangle shown was 3, 4, 5. (3 sq + 4 sq = 9 + 16 = 25 = 5 sq). I wondered if there were others.
Years later, I seriously searched for other perfect right triangles. I began with a list of the squares of whole numbers and the difference...