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Monday Math Problems: The Answer to “A Hop, Skip, and a Jump”

April 30, 2010

Every Monday, I’ll be posting a math problem on this site; every Friday, I’ll post the answer to that week’s problem. Here is Monday’s problem again — click “Read More” for the explanation, and then come back Monday for a new quantitative challenge!

This Week’s Math Problem:

Just how long is a hop, skip, and a jump? If 1 hop is equal to 0.4 skips and 1 skip is equal to .7 jumps, how far away, in hops, is something that is 7 jumps and one-half a skip away?

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Spelling Word of the Day: not at a bris

April 30, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, place your mouse over the black bar to see the answer.

The Answer:

  M O I L  

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

TheGloss: Fashion and Beauty Words You’ve Probably Been Mispronouncing or Misspelling

April 29, 2010

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Games Magazine Is Out! And It Is Replete With Spelling!

April 29, 2010

The new Games magazine is out, featuring a four-page article about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee and a cute sidebar about me. Here’s one page (click to enlarge):

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If you want to pick up a copy (hi, Mom!), Games is available at Barnes and Noble, sometimes hiding in a special display full of Sudoku periodicals. You want the issue that looks like this:

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Spelling Word of the Day: how do you even extract the oil from the snake?

April 29, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, place your mouse over the black bar to see the answer.

The Answer:

mountebank

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Newest Column on TheGloss: Financial Planning for Motherhood (Just In Case You’re Not Swedish)

April 28, 2010

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Spelling Word of the Day: in which we hear a small poem about John Stuart Mill

April 28, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Monday Math Problems: A Hop, Skip, and a Jump

April 27, 2010

images.jpegEvery Monday, I’ll be posting a math problem on this site; every Friday, I’ll post the answer to that week’s problem. Give this one a shot and post your solution in the comments!

This Week’s Math Problem: Just how long is a hop, skip, and a jump? If 1 hop is equal to 0.4 skips and 1 skip is equal to .7 jumps, how far away, in hops, is something that is 7 jumps and one-half a skip away?

Spelling Word of the Day: Dude! Frathouse roadtrip!

April 27, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is of season winner Robert Moy at the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Spelling Word of the Day: lumpy sweaters

April 26, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee Finals.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Spelling Word of the Day: like the Beyonce song

April 25, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Spelling Word of the Day: today’s entry ends in a Chaucer recitation!

April 24, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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This Week’s Columns on TheGloss.com

April 23, 2010

Hey, everyone! In addition to posting seven spelling words and one math problem per week, along with pictures of me pretending to lick a giant plush salmonella, I also write every Tuesday and Thursday over at TheGloss.com!  Here’s my author page, and here are the two pieces I wrote this week.

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Spelling Word of the Day: so codependent

April 23, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Giant Microbes!

April 23, 2010

Have you ever thought that your stuffed toys weren’t gross or scientific enough?

GiantMicrobes will be happy to sell you a pimple, E. Coli, rabies, or HPV. Need a gift for an ex? How about scum?

So, when I heard that GiantMicrobes sold Giant Brain Cells, I asked the company for a donation to use as a spelling bee prize. Here is the Giant Brain Cell some lucky winner will take home in June!

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This was a little obvious:

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When I received the shipping email from GiantMicrobes, I saw that I was also being sent a Giant Salmonella. I emailed the person I’d been speaking to at the company, and she said she just thought we could use it in some way. So, salmonella! It’s kind of cute.

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Mmmn, tastes like raw chicken!

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Thanks to GiantMicrobes for the prizes. If only I had gotten an ovum when I was an egg donor! Then I could’ve also been an egg recipient!

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