When I read that this week’s Thematic Photograph from Written, Inc was going to have something to do with numbers and letters, these pictures jumped right out the dark recesses of my brain. Alas, when the actual criteria for the picture was posted I found out that the picture was supposed to actually have numbers and/or letters in it. (Expletive deleted), I really wanted to use these pictures.
After much arguing with myself (2.3 seconds) I decided they were the pictures I’m going to use anyhoo. Hopefully I will be forgiven for living up to the spirit of the law, if not necessarily the letter of the law. So, here are my number pictures:
A little over a decade ago I borrowed a few digital cameras for my classroom and sent out groups of kids and simply told them “Go take pictures of 2/3”, or 1/4 or whatever fraction their group got assigned. I told them that they were going to have to be able to explain their pictures to the class, so they wouldn’t just go take random pictures. Here’s three of the ones that I (think I) remember the explanations for. Keep in mind that it was a long time ago, and I don’t think I’ll be able to explain it exactly the way they did, and give me a little leeway on the quality of the pictures, digital cameras were in their infancy at the time.
3/4 – because there are 4 things altogether and 3 of them are the same.
1/2 – because it’s a picture of half of my car. (Car #41, I’ve had 14 since then.)
And my all time favorite: 2/3 – because there are 3 there, and only 2 of them are completely in the picture.