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Friday, February 6, 2009

The burning (and exploding) question...

So one of the 3rd period kiddos today mentions a video game with a really cool "mini-game." (A small game-inside-the-game.) In this mini-game, the goal is to drive a car and create the most spectacular crash possible.

"Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait, a minute!" I said.

You mean every time I show you some new math skill I'm confronted with this, "When are we ever gonna do this?" but when you're learning how to total a car, you don't bother to ask the same thing?? I mean, come on, why don't you send a letter to Nintendo and ask, "When will I ever throw turtles at mushrooms to try to save a princess?" How 'bout some equity here?



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