Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Real Life Math (as opposed to the fake kind)

We're going on multiple longer-than-a-week trips this summer, lucky us, and our outside Texas plants are begging for dribbles of water. We decided to put a timer on a drip irrigation system, and then we wouldn't have to worry about coming back to an Adam's Family set of plants.

I was hooking up the 1 gal/hour drippers to each pot, and doing the math. I usually water them every two days with a huge dollop from a pitcher. Hmmm, how many dollops in a gallon? How many minutes every other day to equal a dollop? I guess I'll see if I did my math right when I come back to either a lush plantation or a brown oasis.

1 comment:

  1. Am so happy to hear a math teacher talk about dollops. I just learned that about a month ago from my sister the baker.

    You have a great teacher web site.

    Later today I'm going to add a link to your blog on my site:

    .... am looking forward to networking with you,

    Steu Mann, M. Ed.
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