I’ve been looking to blog for a long time but publishing a book has finally pushed me to pull it altogether. Even publishing the book has taken too long. Amazing how life gets in the way of things!
Regardless the re-publication of Problems without Figures is about to happen! It’s a great resource and editing the revision has been eyeopening. So much we are asked to do today as teachers hasn’t changed. I find it interesting to see what would pass as “real life adventure problems” in 1910. Some fit into today just fine, others needed a little tweaking.
One of my favorites:
“A man got drunk and disorderly, and had to pay a fine. If you know how much he paid for liquor, the amount of the fine and the value of the time he wasted, how can you compute the money loss which he incurred?”
Yeah, don’t think that will make it into the school edition.
So here we go – transcript to Amazon shortly for Kindle and print-on-demand publication. Looking to work on ancillaries to use in the classroom after that. I have no idea if this book will get any traction. But it has done a few things. Bucket List item. Get familiar with self-publishing for future use. And the potential for blogging on a semi-regular basis.