I’ve got a story for ya, Ags! (A-WHOOP!) When I was in Band growing up, we did this stretch called the “Circle Stretch” that was supposed to get our arms loosened up for holding our instruments at attention when marching. All the stretch consisted of was waving our arms in circles of all sizes – Big, Little, and any in between. Since it was band (and in band, you have a cadence for nearly everything), they created the “Circle Cadence”. It goes like this “*Small circles* Circle circle circle circle circle. Circle circle circle all day long.” Then, we kept repeating this line as we made bigger and bigger circles. Then, it went backwards, i.e., we started with big circles and worked down to little circles.

Now, you may be wondering why I told this story. Well, that’s because in Geometry, we looked at all things “Circles” today. We found the area and circumference of circles. Then, went on to find sector area and arc length using a central angle. So, all period, I had this song stuck in my head and could not get it out.

In Algebra II, we looked at Exponential functions and all kinds of applications. Of everything we’ve done so far, I feel like this lesson was the most real-life lesson in the sense that biological processes and money all tie back to the exponential function in some way, shape, or form. We talked about bank accounts, buying vehicles, bacteria multiplying, and so much more.