Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Driving the smart bus

A funny thing about driving the carpool for D and his friends is the conversations I sometimes get to hear.  They are normal boys so often the conversations are silly or obnoxious or deal with body functions.  But sometimes they talk about the craziest things.
Today for example they were figuring out how much vacation time they would have if the school day was 7.5 hours instead of 6.3.  This involved figuring out how many hours there are in a typical school year, or 6.3 hours x 180 days.  They each figured it out in their heads but since they had different answers I finally pulled out my phone and let them use the calculator.
Once they figured out the hours in a school year (1134) then they divided that by 7.5 to find out how many days it would take (151.2) to reach the needed hours.  Then they divided that by 6 (because they'd go to school on Saturday) to find out how many weeks it would take (25.2) to finish school.  Of course they then had to subtract 25.2 from 52 so they would know how much vacation time they would get (26.8).  Which was of course the whole point of this exercise -- to discover how much more vacation time they could have if they went to school longer and more days in a week.
Don't be too surprised if a petition shows up at the legislature next spring!

So proud of this kid!

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