Monday, April 30, 2012

Finding the Mean and Median of Numbers

My child is in 5th grade and this is what he is learning in that grade.

Let's start with the "median number."

15, 22, 3, 8, 18, 10, 5

First write it in order from smallest to biggest.
3, 5, 8, 10, 15, 18, 22 

Put your right pointer on the last number, and your left pointer finger on the first number. Your fingers should meet in the middle. Which in this case your fingers should land on 10. So the median number is 10.

"Mean number"
Add all the numbers, then divide the answer by how many numbers you added.

7, 12, 15, 19, 2

7+12+15+19+2=55 ÷5 (because you added 5 numbers) =11

So, the MEAN is 11

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Homemade Laundry Detergent

1 bar Fels-Naptha shredded
1 cup Borax
1 cup washing soda
Here are 4 cups of hot water and the shredded fels-naptha, medium heat until the shredded soap are all melted.
5 gallon bucket, filled half way with warm water.

Mix the melted bar soap, 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda. Stir until the powder/grain are gone.
Fill the bucket more warm water.

Let it set overnight. The next day this should look like jello. Stir again, until well blended. Some people mix one cup of this mixture to make 1 gallon. I usually use it the way it is. No more water for me.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

How To Make Your Children Take Capsules or Tablets Drugs

I call it drugs because it is drugs, even though they are prescribe by a doctor. You will not find this post teaching you how to make them take it, rather a complain of ways that will never work. I even powder it and mix with anything that they will eat with no problem, but still they can't take it.

When they are little (well one of them with ear infection liquid drug) I have to be on top of them, pressing their arms against their body, holding their noses so that they have to open their mouth then use a medicine dropper and drop the liquid at their throat until I'm sure it will not come out anymore. Yes, a struggle and not a healthy way to do it. That liquid may end up at their lungs.

They are older now and I don't feel like fighting and not to mention cleaning up their vomit on the floor. I even tried doing it in the bathroom, but the toilet is easy access and they just vomit in the toilet.

With the ear infection drugs, I stopped and found and easy cure...hydrogen peroxide and they are fine with it. Nothing going down their throat. However, they an eat any junk food anytime with NO gag reflex on their throat. I hate this part of parenting.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

SIL Scare Me A Little

She does not scare me, but I am scared of her in the sense that she works for the department of education, as a person she doesn't scare me. Out of no where she commented as, "it doesn't matter what is your opinion about standardize testing, it is needed to get to college, to get a better job."

"Oh no you didn't just said that," I thought. I didn't say anything to her after that. I'm sorry, she knew where DH and I stand about it. Did she meant to say, "to get a better job that everyone hates you because of what you do, or earn a lot of money and no one will like you." Either way I do not like it.

How many shoe maker, seams person, toy maker, etc. do you know? I don't know anyone personally who can weave. Furthermore, my idea of professionals are not how many fancy frame piece of paper you have hanging on your wall to brag what you accomplish, but how may people will actually recommend you to people they know and people they will meet. Anyone can easily print it online and hang it on the wall...really!