Elementary schools throughout the nation participate in a reading program for which students get prizes for documenting 'x's number of 26 minute blocks of reading for pleasure. An enormous amount of time and money I'd spent on this quest to motivate kids to become better readers. More and more my personal reading has increased.
Previous yo this year I rarely read a book for pleasure but once every five years. Tonight I found myself switching among three genres. John E. Milligan's text "celestial navigation by h.o.249 has thus far made the subject undetstandable he behind with simple diagrams explaining longitude, latitude and declamation. Even his intro to basic mathematical operations. Have so far been at a level my average intellectual can absorb.
As simple as it is to comprehend, every paragraph is filled with mind challenging concepts.
To break up the monotony of reading conceptual texts I dusted off a copy of Chichester's "Gipsy Moth Circles the World." More than a tale of the trials and tribulations of a 70+ year old man's self determination, Chichester also includes some mathematical formulas that I was able to grasp. Did you know that the theoretical speed of aboard can bedetetminrd btyakingthedquare rootof its length? Then you multiple the answer by 1.3 or 1.4 or 1'.5. Play with these figures on your own boat to see for for yourself how this pans out.
ENOUGH math! I declared as I dropped Chichester's book onto the floor. Then ad I curled up for the night I slipped a purele pleasurable read out from under my pillow. What caused this transitionfrom hardly reafingat all to juggling 3 booksat a time? One, year ago I cancelled all subscriptions to television. Want kids to read? Save money unplug the TV.