5.27.2009

Math Lessons

If I were teaching, I might formulate a little end-of-the-year lesson plan with my camera. The ten-year-olds always want to bring their cameras these last few days of school... why not create a good excuse for them to do just that? There's lots of math involved in picture taking - lens length and shutter speed, and opportunities to discuss angles, perspective and scale.
We could use our cameras to capture objects at the same distance to calculate the height of an unknown object. I bet the kids wouldn't even know they were doing math! I look forward to time in the classroom again someday. Right now, though, I cherish time at home.
We have lots of super photographs of Celia's first couple years. And we've already captured several good pictures of Tucker. But for each additional child, we've discovered, the statistical probability of getting a good photograph -of them together- decreases by ten orders of magnitude. At least.
But I like this one. This one's a keeper. I like it because Andy took it, and because Celia and Tucker are in it. I like anything that involves Andy and Celia and Tucker. So, I like this photo. It's like a equals b and b equals c...
JEB

7 comments:

Grandma Jan said...

Jenni, if I had been fortunate enough to have you for a math teacher, I wouldn't shrink from those a+b=something! What I know is that things add up to an amazing total at your house.

love you all!

Poppy John said...

Jenni Baby,

You have ALWAYS possessed superior math ability. (123!)

Love to all 4

The Wendels said...

I could get lost in those beautiful eyes!

Tsquared417 said...

That is a beautiful picture. I gave up on the perfect one a while ago!! Sometimes the imperfect ones are the best ones. :)

Christy said...

I love those beautiful brown-eyed girls of ours! What a great shot of those sweet babes.

rht said...

Next time I come over I am going to take a picture of all 5 of you together! And Colby can hold his reindeer if he wants... so what's the probability of one hilarious family photo? (Just think of all the possibilities we missed last Monday night! ;)

Adam and Vicky said...

I also like this picture and how the two have similar expressions. And I also agree that imperfect pictures can be the best -- they'll provide lots of stories and memories and possibly even a good laugh. :)