Useful Information, Chart 3

Product: School Smart Flexible Cover Skip-A-Line Marble Patten Composition Book, Grade 3, 9-3/4 x 7-1/2 in, 100 Pages, Red

Sold by: Classroom Direct

Cost: $1.87

This product is made for 3rd graders (for some reason), so presumably the Useful Information will be especially useful for 8-year-olds. I am hoping that it will list the number of marbles that can fit into a pocket (29); the average weight of a frog (depends: if it is the pee pee kind, then really light weight); or number of pices of gum that can be jammed into a mouth (no upper limit).

Hidden Highlights:

  • 1 cubic foot of water weighs approximately 62.5 pounds;
  • The ton and hundredweight …are… in common use in the United States.

 

Categories

Liquid Measure

Cubic Measure

Avoirdupois Weight

Miscellaneous

Square Measure (as opposed to Surface Measure)

Linear Measure

Circular Measure

Apothecaries’ Fluid Measure

Multiplication Table

 

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Useful Information, Chart 2

Product: School Smart Hard Cover Marbleback Composition Book

Sold by: Walmart

Cost: $1.87

This is the inside back cover of the composition book. There is another Useful Information chart on the outside cover of this notebook, with different information. It appears as if it was written by a different author.

Inside Cover

Hidden Highlights:

  • Table of Paper Measure (24 sheets = 1 quire);
  • Miles in a Township (36 square);
  • Miscellaneous Measures (a bushel of potatoes = 60 lbs)

 

Categories

Conversion Tables (length, capacity, weight; metric to American standard)

Multiplication Table

Table of Time Measure

Table of Dry Measure

Table of Liquid Measure

Table of Paper Measure

Table of Linear Measure

Miscellaneous Measures

Table of Cubic Measure

Table of Avoirdupois Weight (pounds and ounces: what we use in America)

Table of Troy Weight (for gold, silver, precious metals)

Table of Circular Measure

Table of Apothecaries’ Weight (for medicines)

Table of Surface Measure (as opposed to Square Measure)

Useful Information, Chart 1

Product: School Smart Hard Cover Marbleback Composition Book

Sold by Walmart for $1.87

This chart is on the outside back cover. What is interesting is that the book has another Useful Information chart on the inside back cover, just in case one wasn’t enough. I would guess that about 90% of the information is the same in both charts, though there are differences. You may notice that there are no metric-to-metric or metric-to-U.S. standard conversion tables.

Back coverHidden Highlights:

  • A cord of wood is equivelent to a pile 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet high;
  • 6 feet = 1 fathom;
  • 1 acre = 160 square rods;
  • 40 square rods (i.e., 1/4 acre) = 1 rood; therefore
  • 1 acre = 4 roods

Categories

Liquid Measure

Cubic Measure

Avoirdupois Weight

Miscellaneous

Square Measure (as opposed to Surface Measure)

Linear Measure

Circular Measure

Apothecaries’ Fluid Measure

Multiplication Table

Useful Information

compoFrom their youngest days, students will be exposed to a plethora of information, some good, some bad, some pointless.

And then there is information that is so important, so useful, that children are exposed to it all day, every day. Yet they never really notice.  I am refering to the Useful Information charts that appear on the backs or insides of composition notebooks.

Although most of the tables and charts show  math-related data —  Multiplication Tables, Metric Conversion Tables, etc., — there are some differences between charts and occasionally some truly obscure gold.

In this six-part series, I will compare different Useful Information charts and try to find unique features and otherwise uncommon nuggets of info.

3D Hmmm?

I cannot quite figure out what this is a model of, but I love the look of it. Maybe a student used an iPad. Does anyone regognize the app?

Oh Gear Me!

I was updating a computer from MacOS 7.2 to 7.5. I may have interrupted the installation during the computer restart. This is the icon that appeared on the screen.

Here is a close up

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Has anyone seen a gear icon before? I did a google search and could not find a reference anywhere.

Oculus Rift

I tried my best (to not get nauseous) when using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. My son — visiting the office for the day — was most pleased with my efforts.

Beardy Face

I was a “computer art” teacher for a couple of years, back in the day, back in district 26.

I used some of these lessons.

 

 

Poem, by DDD

Dear darling daughter Isabelle wrote this poem (whether for a class or no, I don’t know). What grade do you think she is in?

Smart Board Refresher

A Cool Glass of Smart Board Refresher

A Tall Glass of Smart Board Refresher

Many teachers have interactive white boards in their classrooms. I gave a workshop in May 2017 called Smart Board Referesher. We covered how to add pdf files so you can use “digital ink” on them; how to use infiinte cloner for spelling games; how to make words appear and disappear using animation properties; and how to add different kinds of sounds, including activity timers and invisible sounds.

Download a copy of the agenda if you want.

As a treat, I gave away a folder of fun, end-of-year Notebook files. Download that here.

 

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