Totally Quotable Clementine: new math edition


I’ve got to remember to file this one away for our next parent teacher conference.

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  1. Posted May 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    I think dog biscuits is a unit of measure in the metric system, right?

  2. LaidOffTeacherPatti
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Right there is why we need public schools :) None of this charter school bullshit where the teacher so poor she gotta eat the dog biscuit for dinner.

  3. John Galt
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Better dog biscuits than tax payer dollars.

  4. Erin
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Maybe they were discussing volume? As in . . . . how many dog biscuits will it take to fill a toilet? But then you would have to take the rate of expansion of the biscuits into account as they get wet. This is actually a great physics/math problem!

  5. roots
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Even so, it doesn’t answer the question: Why a toilet?

    Couldn’t we measure volume putting dog biscuits into, I dont’ know, say, any other container imaginable?

  6. fleursmaintenant
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    my dog’s toilet is the lawn. hopefully clementine was enjoying the fresh air and measuring how many biscuits high the spring grass has grown.

  7. Eel
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    My kids are more advanced. They measure in Danzigs.

  8. Mike Shecket
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    1 toilet 1 dump 1 ddu 1 dog meal
    ———— X ———————————– X ———————– X ————————- =
    5 dumps .35 dog defecation units 1.5 dog meals 3.5 dog biscuits

    1 toilet
    ———————– or 0.11 toilets per dog biscuit
    9.2 dog biscuits

  9. Mike Shecket
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Oops, that doesn’t look right, you can delete it

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