We just finished discussing animal imagery and symbolism at the end of ch. 1 from Of Mice and Men today when one of my freshmen gleefully shared a page from his new algebra book. Apparently, Lennie’s dream of raising rabbits presents a fertile opportunity for use of an exponential equation. Here’s the page:
So English teacher friend, can you solve this question? How many rabbits would George and Lennie have at the end of one year? The answer – I think my freshman and I have our math right – has been posted in the comments section below.
I’m leaving you now with 30 seconds of Lennie’s dream come true:
Teach on, everyone!