From the another thread:
Do you guys know if anyone has written down rules for solving
equations with variables? Here’s what I’m getting at: When you solve an
equation with a variable, the sequence of actions you will take to
isolate a variable. It seems like the first action you choose can be
crucial, too. For example, look at this equation:
What should you do first? I saw this at Khan Academy, and they used
the distributive property first–getting “rid of” the 7 outside of the
parenthesis. That does seem like the best move, but I didn’t realize
that initially. I think I might have tried to add 11 to both sides
first. And then my instinct might have been to divide by 7 on both
sides, but I think that would have been a mistake. In working on several
of these type of problems prior to this one, one of the important early
moves involved “getting rid of” the number being multiplied by an
operation with a parenthesis. For example,
200 = 20(4c+2)
I guess you could use the distributive property first, too.
In any event, I’m trying to find a list of rules or principles that
will guide a student on the sequence of operations they should choose.
What should be the first step, and then the second, third, etc. I did a
quick search for something like this, but didn’t see anything.
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- NBA could have all the teams live in one
community and play games in one arena. The teams would be separated for the
most part from the rest of the community. The NBA could “rent” hotels or
convention centers for whole season. The personnel would have to either not
leave or be screened somehow. Or, perhaps the NBA could “rent” staff from
hotels, restaurants, trainers, etc. and have them travel with the league.
- It would be cool if fans could attend, but how
could you insure they didn’t carry the virus? If cities created pop-up
communities (like the idea above), the maybe the people living in these pop-up
communities could attend the games.
- One alternative: Create a segmented screen that
would be in the stands. Individual fans could broadcast their reactions at
home. Could they also connect and combine all the sounds made by the individual
fans? If this were an episode of Black
Mirror, holograms/avatars representing each fan could be sitting in the
- Fans could pay to be in virtual stands. As a
benefit, maybe they could ask questions to coaches and players—and they would
be the only ones to have access to this. They could receive a program from the
game, maybe autographed items, etc. Basically, this would be a way for the
league to make-up for lost revenue.
- Alternative to fans: NBA and other leagues could
charge a fee for streaming?
- To benefit multiple cities, the NBA could stay
for a month in one city. (Remember all the teams would be living there.)
- Logistics may be too difficult, but the NBA
could think of shortening the season and running a modified version during the
summer or at least make plans to do this next year. Also, in a shortened
season, it would be cool if they had a Final Four type format—do or die, one
game playoffs—maybe letting everyone in.
- NBA players would be away from their families
for a long time, unless their families could accompany them. (With schools
being out, it might be feasible.)
NFL should be
thinking about this already. The NFL has way more players, though, so this
would be a challenge. One cool side effect is the economic benefits—to the city
they’re in and/or the staff they bring.
concept apply in other situations? For example, what about musicians? Theater?
Movies? I liked the idea of a group setting up in one city/community and hiring
or generating a lot of economic activity as a result.
I believe Colin Cowherd claimed this was the case, with the sole exception of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (He discounts Steve Young, who didn’t play there long, and wasn’t that good when he was there, if I recall correctly.) He has a strong case for the Bucs, but claiming that every other NFL team had, at some point, a good to great QB seems wrong. Do you agree or disagree?
We’re living through a crazy time. I recently read an expert (current NIH director, I think) say that we may be 8-11 days behind Italy. That is, Americans will eventually experience what Italians have been. Rationing of medical resources, which the Italians have been doing, is what worries me the most. I say this to communicate that I think we’re in a dire situation.
I want you guys to know that because I’m about to discuss something that may seem insensitive or foolish. Namely, I think the pandemic has created (possibly) unique opportunities, and those who think imaginatively can use this time to be very productive. I’ll give some examples in the comments section.
There are two videos essays on this topic that I’ll post in the comments (because I’m having trouble posting it here).
Hawai’i Business Magazine wrote an article on this topic. I’m in the process of jotting down some thoughts, but I’m curious to hear your guys’ reaction from this, especially Don.
Off the top of my head, here’s my list:
- Derek Tatsuno
- Yuval Katz
- Robyn Ah Mow
- Colt Brennan
- Kolten Wong
- Anthony Carter
- Mario Monico
Others: Michael Carter, Timmy Chang, Mario Monaco, Rocky Ynklan, Ashley Lelie.
Discussion thread for general NFL topics happening prior to the 2020-2021 NFL season.
I thought this New York Times Daily podcast was super informative. Recommended.