Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Mathgiving

Gracias al seguimiento que hago de algunos blogs en la red, y en concreto a un post que ha compartido mi cuñado en Google Reader, he leido esta tira cómica acerca de las matemáticas y el Thanksgiving day. Me ha parecido graciosa (aunque no espero que lo entendáis). Pulsando la imagen os lleva al artículo original.

Proviene de Spiked Math, Daily Math Webcomic, donde publican viñetas cómicas regularmente relacionadas con las matemáticas. Espero vuestros comentarios.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A day in the life

Watch the video. Listen carefully. Then read the subtitles and answer the questions below. Copy the answers in your notebook. We'll check the exercise next Friday. The questions are:
1. What time does she get up?
2. What does she have for breakfast?
3. What time does she start work?
4. How does she go to work?
5. Does she like Chinese food?
6. What time does she finish work?
7. What does she study?
8. What sport does she practise at the gym?
9. What does she do after dinner?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Presentation

Brittany talking to the students about Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Hello students,
It´s almost the end of November and that means that Thanksgiving is almost here! I am especially excited this year because my little sister is here in Spain with me and that means that we can celebrate the day together. There will be lots of good food (turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, etc...)
Where I live, the trees are now beginning to shed their leaves and prepare for winter. However, before they do that they put on quite a show with their multi-colored splendor. There are lines of trees with leaves the color of gold. There are also red, orange and yellow colored leaves.
Sometimes when children´s parents are finished raking the leaves in the yard they make a big pile and the children get to jump into it! It is so much fun! I really love this time of year.
So, I hope you will enjoy the Thanksgiving presentation that I have prepared for you. I enjoyed making it. See you soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bonjour !

Salut mes élèves. Je suis votre professeur de français, ça va? Je vous présente une vidéo. Écoutez et regardez. Qui c'est? Quel est le titre de la chanson? Vous aimez la vidéo? Laissez vos commentaires, s'il vous plaît.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hypatia of Alexandria and her friends.

Hypatia of Alexandria (370 – 415) was a Greek philosopher who lived in Alexandria (Egypt, Roman Empire). She was the best in mathematics and astronomy in her time.
Hypatia wrote about Euclid (300 BC), who also had lived in Alexandria seven centuries before. He was a Greek mathematician know as the "Father of Geometry." He wrote a book called “Elements” which has been the most influential work in the history of mathematics. It is about geometry, perspective, conic sections, spherical geometry, number theory, etc.
She knew Aristarchus of Samos (310-230 BC) theories about the heliocentric model of the solar system, with the Sun in the center of the universe.
Hypatia also wrote about Eratosthenes of Cyrene (195 BC), who was a very good friend of Arquimedes. Eratosthenes was a Greek mathematician, geographer and astronomer. He was the first who exposed a system of latitude and longitude to represent the Earth. He also calculated the circumference of the Earth with great accuracy. Do you want to know how?
But this tradition had begun with Pythagoras of Samos (570- 495 BC), a Greek philosopher known as "the father of numbers” He was a great mathematician and scientist. Do you know what the Pythagorean teorema is?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hypatia test

In this post you will see a presentation about Hypatia, and then you will have to answer a test.

Let see what you have learnt about Hypatia