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Making Months

It is easy to take our calendar, with its system of weeks and months, for granted. But this system is really just a societal choice -- it has been debated and modified in the past. It will also have to be re-examined when humans colonize other planets. ‘Making Months’ illustrates a use of factoring, in a decision-making process.

Grade Level: Middle School (6-8)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M2.3.3, M3.3.6, S17.4.3
Subject Keywords: 365, Gregorian calendar, Month, Days, Year, Week, Factor, Prime, Design tradeoff

Author(s): Evan M. Manning
PUMAS ID: 04_29_97_1
Date Received: 1997-04-29
Date Revised: 1997-08-27
Date Accepted: 1997-10-10

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