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Math in the Real World

Math in the Real World

 

Carmel Elementary School students got cooking!  While studying the multiplication and of fractions and mixed numbers, Ms. Kuykendall's 5th grade class was given a recipe containing numerous fractions and asked "What would you do if you had to multiply the original recipe in order to make more servings?" The students enjoyed the class work so much, they asked if they could actually find a recipe, multiply the amounts in order to feed the entire class, and bring it into school to share. Rarely do students ask for extra work, so Ms. Kuykendall jumped at the opportunity for the students to make connection between the math standards and the real world. Students were offered the chance to receive extra credit if they wrote out the recipe, showed the calculation to increase the amounts, and produced the product themselves (with adult supervision, of course.) This project was a great success!

ACWORTH | Suspected child molester arrested

ACWORTH | Suspected child molester arrested

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Police in Acworth and Cobb County have teamed up to investigate multiple cases of child molestation.

Investigators say 25-year-old Cesar Pastrana of Kennesaw is suspected in at least three instances of child molestation.

Two children were reportedly victimized by Pastrana at a house in unincorporated Cobb County in December 2010 and January 2011, according to Cobb County police spokesman Dana Pierce.

Pastrana is also accused of molesting a child who attended a youth lock-in held at a private home by Northstar Church in Kennesaw on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 of this year, Pierce said.

The suspect has been charged with child molestation and sexual battery, and is being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Anyone with information about cases involving Pastrana is asked to call Cobb County police at 770-801-3470.

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

Webinar will focus on data center audit standards and assessments

David Barton will address professional service organizations and their customers and lead a discussion on data center audit standards and assessments during a webinar Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Carmel Elementary Students Participate in Reading Bowl

Carmel Elementary Students Participate in Reading Bowl

 

The Carmel ES Reading Bowl team recently participated in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. These students began reading award winning books over the summer in order to compete. Although they did not score high enough to advance to Regionals, the Carmel team won 3 of their 4 matches. They were coached by Ms. Kuykendall, a 5th grade teacher.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Magic

ADOPT A PET: Meet Magic

 

MARIETTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a cool purr or a comforting meow adopt a kitten from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

CTC instructor named 'green' Educator of the Year

CTC instructor named 'green' Educator of the Year

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A horticulture instructor at Chattahoochee Technical College has been named the 2012 Georgia Green Industry Association Educator of the Year.

John Hatfield teaches at the school's North Metro Campus in Acworth.

"I went into education to try to make a difference," Hatfield said. "I wasn't always a big fan of school when I went through it. I said if I ever got the chance to teach, I would try to do it differently. I think I've done my best to make that happen."

Hatfield began teaching at CTC in 1995. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the school where his parents met ("It was just understood that I would go there," he said), before earning a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia and starting his own landscape design business. He returned to UGA for the graduate degree that would allow him to teach.

GEORGIA PRIMARY | In-person advance voting begins Monday

GEORGIA PRIMARY | In-person advance voting begins Monday

ATLANTA -- Georgia voters can now cast an in-person advance
ballot for the presidential primary.

Voting by mail for the March 6 contest began in late January,
but Monday is the first day when residents can turn out to advance
voting sites to cast their ballots in person.

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are
competing for a share of Georgia's 76 delegates in the GOP primary.
That's the most delegates of any of the 10 states holding elections
on Super Tuesday.

The Georgia Secretary of State's office is encouraging residents
to go to its website for more details.