Category Archives: Teaching

Neptu, Javanese’s Way of Fortune Telling

 

Fortune telling in the magazine, is a guilty pleasure to read for some people. Although most people don’t believe in it, it is still very interesting to read just for the fun of it. Who doesn’t feel curious about themselves, what does their own birthdate and personal characteristics tell about them. Other than the more famous western zodiac and the Chinese zodiac, Indonesian, especially the Javanese have their own zodiac, the name is neptu.

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A Review of the Graphing Calculator by Mathlab

Nowadays, the smartphone plays such an important role in our lives because it is practical in many areas. It improves efficiency for whatever I need it for. It is with me wherever I go. Out of all the functions my phone can do, being a calculator is one of the best!

I tutor science to students privately and I also teach Olympiad preparation in my high school, both of them need a lot of calculations that require calculators. The problem is that my students I teach don’t have a calculator. Weirdly enough however, they all have phones, Android phones to be exact, ah… these kids.

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The normal calculator in your phone is okay for basic calculation. For complex math and physics however, a scientific calculator is a must. From all of the calculators available in the market, I definitely recommend Graphing Calculator by Mathlab. Since its size is only 1.39 MB, it doesn’t even take a minute to download.

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Enrich Your Vocabulary

In learning languages, one of the most important and quite tiring to do is  enriching vocabulary. There are some quizzes or games to enrich your vocabulary, especially with children or in small class. Here are some of them that quite i like and quite simple to do.

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Make Your Own Font

Surfing the web and having interest in typography casually,  other than serif and san serif there are also a line of fonts categorized as  handwritten fonts. Being “handwritten”, of course basically it had to be started as handwriting. Have you ever thought about making your own handwriting as font? Making digital diary seems more real, making digital card more personal, making your cheat sheet seems like it’ s handwritten (or is it just me?)

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Datemagic + Javanese Dating System

Back then when I was a first year, I make this program to calculate things related to birthdate and Javanese Dating System. I think it will be nice if I compile the calculations and explain the logic. Hopefully I can also explain how Javanese Dating (the month and the day, not the lover kind) works.

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