Some Maths

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  1. #1 Zeno
    February 11, 2009

    I’m pretty sure Baldrick is enrolled in my arithmetic class.

  2. #2 Richard Simons
    February 12, 2009

    A problem that completely stumped one of my adult Grade 11 Biology class today: if 1 in 4 progeny from a cross have the genotype SS, how many would you expect if there were 100 progeny? It took about 5 minutes of prompting, hints and directions before she got the answer. Then she could not work out the equivalent value for the 2 out of 4 with genotype Ss. Where do you start to help someone like that? Is there any hope of real progress?

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    February 12, 2009

    She’s not not getting the math. She’s not getting something else, at a meta level. A light needs to go on.

  4. #4 DoesNotMatter
    February 12, 2009

    Black Adder Rules

  5. #5 Stephanie Z
    February 12, 2009

    I do love me some Blackadder. Rowan Atkinson too, for that matter.

  6. #6 Luke Holzmann
    February 12, 2009

    [laughing] Can’t argue with the logic, at least.

    ~Luke

  7. #7 chris
    February 12, 2009

    Can’t argue with the logic, at least.

    That’s what makes it funny. Baldrick’s not wrong, he’s just wrong.

  8. #8 Lilian Nattel
    February 12, 2009

    Too funny.

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