Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Bill Amend would be so proud. . .

. . . to know that at least two people actually cared enough to complete his mathematical color-by-number comic on Sunday :). I of course did not take part, because that would have been so geeky. *rolls eyes*

The orginal comic.



And Hannah claims to have escaped the math geekish tendencies that run rampant in our family. *knowing chuckle*



Mother Dear is, of course, right in the thick of it all - and using a calculator! *hides face in shame* I suggested attempting to find or derive a divisibility test for 13, 17, and 19 - rather than relying on a calculator or using long division - but they would have none of it. If you're going to be geeky, I say do it properly!



The finished product, very nicely done :).

9 comments:

Ashley said...

Oooh coloring!! I'd like math too if it was about coloring. :-)

Did you see the Fox Trot a while back about the Alpha-Bits soup that was all in binary? I actually figured out what the binary said (with the help of a website of course). Heheh...

une_fille_d'Ève said...

You know what really intrigued me about this color by number? The fact that I had no clue what it was going to be before I started! With all the other color by numbers I've ever done, it's so obvious at the beginning what the end result will be. :-p

Susan said...

Ashley, I remember the binary comic :). I've never studied binary as analogous to letters, though I've done some arithmetic, etc. with binary. For one math class I had to write out the numbers 1-100 in binary. It was really confusing at first, but then lots of fun :). So what did the soup say??!!

Jessica said...

Ummm...maybe it's really obvious and I just can't see it...but what did it turn out to be?!

une_fille_d'Ève said...

Hehe, that's funny... the picture is kind of bad, and I didn't color it dark enough I guess. It would help to understand if you're familiar with the comic strip. It's Jason's sister, Paige, except she's drawn weird... green skin, evil red eyes and mouth, snake body, etc.

Jessica said...

Okay...thanks! I'm not familiar with the comic strip at all...but now that you describe it...I guess I can see the whole snake body, girl head. Wow...he had a LOT of time on his hands!

Ashley said...

If I remember correctly, it said something to the effect of "You are a nerd"

See I have enough friends who put binary in their profile that I found a nice website that converts text to binary and vice versa. I've never figured out binary in corrolation to numbers, but I know how to do it.

Jessie said...

That's too funny. I can't say I blame Hannah for trying it out (or your mother for using the calculator!)... but I liked your suggestion to find a rule you could follow to determine a number's appropriate divisibility.

I'm going to have to change my name around here... else you won't know which "jessica" you're talking to!! (Hello, other dear girl with the same beautiful name!)

Susan said...

Actually, it's not as difficult to distinguish Jessica and Jessica as I thought it would be. Your picture helps, plus you are on blogger and the other Jessica *waves to other Jessica* is on live journal, so when I hover my mouse over your names I can tell the difference :). And it is a beautiful name!