Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Opus 7, The New Math

We have an after school program at our school.  I won’t mention its name but it is bigger than just our school. It has lots of activities but the closest it comes to education is some tutoring classes.

Recently they were co-sponsoring a food drive with a neighborhood charity.  That was fine.  I have no problem with that.  The problem comes with a flyer they sent out to all the homes touched by our school.  It had the following:

One 8 oz can is ½ a pound!
For a class of 25 students

25 students x 2 cans = 50 lbs.

In case you went to public school and are having a problem seeing why I have trouble, notice that each can is a half pound.  Two cans equals one pound.  25x1=25 not 50.  There are simple ways to explain the error but it is not a good way to teach math.

Your tax dollars at work.

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