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Math: Like Watching Water Drip

Here’s a good example of why I never did well in math coursework! This is just one video submitted for the Math Awareness Project. At nearly nine minutes, it is the abbreviated version! As the tantalizing introduction states, the video will take us along on a Math adventure in which,

“I’m going to count water dripping from my kitchen tap. When I’m through counting 1,000 drops I’ll measure it to see what quantity 1,000 drops is.”

At mathawareness.org, we learn that the collaborative project intends to count to 1 Million and,

The purpose of this project is to bring ‘math awareness’ to the general public of the United States and to increase the number of our next generation of college students, grades K-12, majoring in the STEM sciences (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

Good Job! This project should easily weed out any intellectual weaklings who lack unnatural focus or unreasonable perseverance!

Fountains are Pretty in Pink

Starting tomorrow, there’s “something in the water” in communities all over the world…and it’s fabulously pink! October 1st marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and along with it, pink-tinged fountains to draw attention to this important health issue. In my town, twelve fountains will be dyed this month. What about yours?

Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA via literaturejunction.com

At the Pennsylvania Capitol, via basial on Flickr

At the Pennsylvania Capitol, via basial on Flickr

Kortrijk, Belgium via Sarah DeForche on Flickr

Kortrijk, Belgium via Sarah DeForche on Flickr

Birmingham, UK via Steve Oliver Imagery on Flickr

Birmingham, UK via Steve Oliver Imagery on Flickr

Milwaukee Art Museum via 2fs on FLickr

Milwaukee Art Museum via 2fs on FLickr

Welwyn Town Centre via welwynhatfield.co.uk

Welwyn Town Centre via welwynhatfield.co.uk

Woodruff Park in Atlanta, GA via www.atlantaga.gov

Woodruff Park in Atlanta, GA via www.atlantaga.gov

Kiener Plaza, St. Louis, MO via Judy on PicasaWeb

Kiener Plaza, St. Louis, MO via Judy on PicasaWeb

Benton Boulevard Concourse, Kansas City, MO via pinkfountains.com

Benton Boulevard Concourse, Kansas City, MO via pinkfountains.com