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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.

Author(s):

Evan M. Manning

Date Accepted: 1997-10-10 Grade Group: Middle School (6-8) Benchmarks: M2.3.3 M3.3.6 S17.4.3 Keywords: 365 gregorian calendar month days year week factor prime design tradeoff Microsoft Word: 04_29_97_1.docx PDF Document: 04_29_97_1.pdf