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## Math 100L: Lesson 6

### Flashcard Vocabulary

• to highlight (v)
• to display (v)
• principal (n)
• to illustrate (v)
• finance (n)
• investment (n)
• period (n)

• to punch (v)
• to hit (v)
• cursor (n)
• magic (n)
• to scoot (v)
• to drag (v)
• to compare (v)
• to perform (v)
• salary (n)
• to manage (v)
• principle (n)
• staircase (n)
• subsequent (n)
• fast-food outlet (n)
• grocery store (n)
• from scratch (n)
• pancake (n)
• mix (n)
• peace of mind (n)

### Speaking Partner Appointment: Study Skills; Excel Spreadsheets

Math 100L Lesson 6 PDF

 Visual Language Comparisons When explaining something new, instructors often compare the new idea to something the students already know. For example when Brother Baird taught the concept of adding “like” numbers, he compared it to adding apples and apples. It is easier to remember something if we link it to something we already know. Try to link new information to personal experiences as much as possible. A picture in your mind is a powerful learning tool. Examples from Brother Baird's video lectures: That number is so big—we have created a monster. That’s just like adding apples and oranges. The pull between positive and negative numbers is similar to a tug of war.

Discussion Questions

• Describe what you understand about these comparisons to your speaking partner.
• Name some other comparisons Brother Baird has made in his lectures.
• Do you find the comparisons helpful? If so, explain why they are helpful.
• When learning geometric shapes, would it be helpful to compare it to something that you know? Compare the shapes of a cylinder and a cone to something you already know.

Budget

This week your portfolio assignment is to make sure that your “Budget and Expense” spreadsheet is current—that you have kept track of all your spending.

Discussion Questions

• What does it mean to evaluate your budget?
• Have you been able to stay within your budget?
• What is the biggest expense on your budget?
• What changes do you need to make to your budget?

Pronunciation Practice

Compare the vowel sounds “e” as in “sheep” and “i” as in “ship.”

Listen to your Speaking Partner say the following words and then repeat them.

“E” sound“I” sound
E middle
sheep ship
leave live
machine minute
be busy
believe women
reach rich
people miss
eat it
heel hill
reason risen
deed did
steal still
each itch

Look at the following list of words. Take turns with your Speaking Partner making up sentences with the words.

• leave
• live
• rich
• reach
• ship
• sheep
• fill
• feel