# Mwahahahah!

We had a great MathCounts problem this week that caused much discussion and consternation.  The problem was:

“At how many minutes after noon do the hour hand and minute hand of an analog clock first meet again?  Express your answer to the nearest whole number.”

This led to a discussion in one of my math classes as to what the exact time the two hands meet.  This is a much more challenging problem.  Have fun!

# Roaring Springs Success!

The trip to roaring springs was fantastic.  Everyone caught fish.  The extra days of casting practice with Mary Ann Dozer and the fantastic Echo rods, reels, and lines donated by Echo and Wes Campbell at BackCountry Fly Shop made all the difference in the world.  Thank you Wes, Mary Ann, and Echo.  Thank you also Rick Hagan at the Roaring Springs Trout  Ranch for making the wonderful ranch available at a reasonable costs.

T. Tran put together this cool video of the day to thank Echo and BackCountry Fly Shop..

# Vi Hart Rocks!

Thanks to Maggie H.’s  mom for this video and this weeks problem of the week.  Actually, it is an art project of the week.  Surf a few of the vihart videos on youtube and turn in your own Vihart inspired doodle for extra credit.

# Roaring Springs Field Trip

**********Important Class News**********

The fly fishing class field trip is tentatively planned for October 12 (teacher inservice day).  We are planning to go to Roaring Springs again.  If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact me by commenting below, and make sure you have all the insurance/background check stuff into the office.  The student and adult chaperone cost will be about \$40 each.

Hey math students.  Periodically I will give you a cool math problem to solve.  Turn in your worked out solution for a point of extra credit.  (Must be turned in the week it was posted.) This first question caught my attention because of the cool skull/spinal cord graphics and because it is poker related.

Q:  What is the probability of getting dealt a “dead man’s hand” in a five card poker game?

# Welcome Back Middle School!

It’s great to be back at Ashbrook getting ready for the new school year.  So many cool new things are in store for this year, but first,  I have to announce the arrival of our gorgeous new mini-calaca Ellen Eliza, born on August 18th.

Keep checking this site.  I plan on adding content as the year progresses and using this for communicating with my students through the school year.