Today's notebook paper topic is: Another Close Relative- Engineering Computation Paper. Once again departing from the purest approach, I thought it might be enlightening and entertaining to fill you in on "engineering computation paper". We started using this with our oldest son when he started getting more advanced in math. Not because he needs engineering paper, but because we thought it would help him to treat it more seriously. In short, it's a motivational tool.
What's engineering computation paper? I knew you'd ask! It's a yellow shaded paper with a blank front and a graph paper back. The paper is light enough that the graphing lines on the back are noticeable on the front. So you can use them there as well. The margins are specific and the top has sections for properly labeling the assignment. Apparently, there is a format for engineers to use it and Dan knows how it's done. He taught E14.
As you can see, we are Life of Fred users and our text right now for ninth grade is Advanced Algebra. Engineering Paper is the notebook paper of choice for our advanced math students. It comes in handy when you have to graph lines, for example. It also makes your math look complex. Even simple addition looks amazing on engineering paper. What's not to love?
In fact, it might make a great motivational tool for J7 who considers himself an engineer already. He wants to skip formal math and go right to tinkering and solving issues. I think I'll put the paper to the test tomorrow!
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