Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pie for Pi Day

Are you familiar with Pi Day? In math, pi is an infinite series of numbers starting with 3.14, with makes March 14th "Pi Day." Some folks celebrate by eating pie, which is exactly what Josh and Anna Duggar and their kids did. They baked a family-favorite apple pie recipe from Anna's late grandmother. 


Michael Duggar and Mackynzie Duggar

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com/Josh and Anna Duggar

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  1. I hope they used gluten free flour for the crust.

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    1. What if they didn’t

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    2. Why? None of them have gluten allergies.

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  2. Curious to know if any of the Duggar families use dishes to serve and eat their food. It always seems to be paper or styrofoam. Is there any reasoning behind this? I also came from a big family (9 children) and we never used disposable tablewear. We also never had a dishwasher. My mother always said she had lots of kids so she would never have to do the dishes. Of course she was joking......... I think! She was the oldest of 11 and grew up with her hands in dishwater.
    Anyway, I know it’s been brought up before but just thought I would ask.

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    1. I'm not sure why they use paper plates for everything they're shown doing. I think it's rather wasteful and creates a large amount of trash that needs to be disposed of somewhere. I have a dishwasher so I don't do dishes. Just rinse my dishes and run it when it's full.

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    2. I came from a huge family and i have 9 kids and we ALL use paper plates, plasticware, styrofoam. And we will continue to do so. It is nobody's business. And we are obviously in the end times so this poor old earth just wont be here much longer anyway๐Ÿ˜Š

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    3. We use paper plates for most meals. AND we also consume (gasp),lots of red meat, frozen dinners, canned food, ice cream, pop and just junk food in general. Oh no!!

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    4. Paper plates all the way!!

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    5. I hate washing dishes. We use lots of paper plates. Horrifying, isn't it?

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    6. I'm with the duggars. Less work to do with paper and plastic

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    7. I LOVE paper plates. I HATE doing dishes๐Ÿ˜€

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    8. I can't believe how many people on here use paper plates. We only ever used paper plates when we went camping. I had never heard of people using them in their home, day to day, until I saw the Duggars.

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    9. I don't use paper plates unless we are having a picnic. I think it comes down to what you were raised using. We always had glass or China plates and bowls growing up so my siblings and I eat off the same type of plates now. All of our spouses had parents that served the meals on glass and China too. It's just a matter of what feels comfortable to families, wether, China or paper.

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    10. I don't trust my kid with China or glass plates..plastic all the way

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  3. Oh that looks yummy! Still can't believe those babies are growing up so fast.

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  4. Bring on the paper plate comments, LOL. I say great -- a modern convenience that means less time cleaning up.

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    1. It doesn’t take much effort to wash your plates, and you’re doing a great thing for the environment.

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    2. Ok, I'll start with the paper plate comments. At least they're paper this time and not that horrible Styrofoam. But you can't recycle paper that had food on it. Have you heard about how some communities are stopping recycling because the market for what's collected is disappearing? Some cities are restricting what they collect now. Some places are still collecting recyclables but throwing it in the landfill. Some waste companies are only offering it so the town will contract with them. There's no easy solution, but using disposable plates is certainly not the answer. There's another modern convenience called hot and cold running water that can wash dishes.

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    3. 6:32 -- Washing plates requires soap, which is produced by a factory, paper and plastic packaging, usually adhesive and dyes for the packaging, and water, which is scarce in some areas. Also electricity, if you use a dishwasher. Dishwasher manufacturing requires a factory, parts from China, metal work, plastics, electrical wiring, plumbing, etc. I could probably go on, but I think most people get the idea.

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    4. I'm a senior citizen and sometimes I use paper plates. Sometimes I will get a pain in my back when I stand and wash dishes. Using paper plates gives me less dishes to wash. Don't tell me to buy a dishwasher. I have no room in my kitchen for one... Jane

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    5. The Duggars have two industrial dishwashers but never seem to use them. There are also many hands available to help do dishes in no time, (many hands make light work), they really have no excuse for all the disposable plates, cups and cutlery they use.

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    6. @9:24 Paper making is one of the worst industries when it comes to amount of water used! So is all the other manufacturing you mentioned. Your sink of dishes once or twice a day is a literal drop in the bucket by comparison.

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    7. Not everyone, myself included is an environmentalist. Some people, like me do not care and making judgmental comments about paper and plastic is not going to change anything. Get a grip.

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    8. Mackynzie looks so much like her mom

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    9. 4:31 Pots and pans are not paper. They probably fill the dishwashers up with those plus cooking utensils, etc. When you homeschool and have a lot of people home for each meal, it is more convenient to use throw away plates and cups. Even with a lot of people to help, it would require a lot of time in the kitchen. Maybe they choose to use their time doing other things. Praise the Lord, we all can make our own decisions for our families.

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    10. I really don't think anyone should tell others how to live their lives. A simple happy photo shared and look at all the judgemental comments.

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    11. Ooh you can recycle paper plates! Imagine that...

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    12. @9:58 You can't recycle paper plates because they had food on them. But paper plates will degrade much faster than plastic when put in the landfill.

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    13. @12:21 If comments are not made about the need to be environmental sensitive than people like the Duggars and you will never learn how important it is.

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  5. "ฯ€" is, of course, more than just an infinite series (adding of numbers is redundant in math). It is essential mathematical constant, given by the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

    Eating pie on March 14 is cute but hardly anything to make a big deal about and is definitely not a celebration, nor should be considered one.

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    1. Come on, lighten up, friend! :)

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    2. @9:25. If this "celebration" was in conjugation with a quality education in mathematics, I would have no problems.

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    3. A lot of people do this, not just the Duggars. Really it’s just an excuse to eat pie lol

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    4. Hey, don't be a Debbie Downer! All the schools celebrate it now. You learn something and you get to eat yummy pie :) don't let numbers intimidate you lol

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    5. @9:59 Not here, they do not. And what do the kids learn? NOTHING. If they did, then US students would not be performing so dismal in math and science international. It is an example of "dumbing" down STEM.

      Numbers do not intimidate me, far from it. My graduate degrees attest to that.

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  6. Will this recipe for the pie be posted here? I'd like to try it.

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  7. They sure are growing up!!!!!! And they almost look like twins.

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  8. Fun! My son's community day for homeschool group had pie day. We all brought a dessert whether or was our, cupcakes, cookies etc and had a potluck dessert after lunch.

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  9. omg! michael has matured so much!! what a handsome little man he is.
    we may need an updated header soon the way these kids are growing up

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  10. Do Josh, Annna, or their children (or any of the Duggars for that matter) understand how pi is used?

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    1. Why wouldn’t they?

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    2. I'm sure they do. Math is a required subject for homeschoolers.

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    3. Really doesnt matter if they know how to use it. Algebra is not something that is used in daily life

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    4. Tons of people dont know algebra. It's useless.

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    5. A lot of the world doesnt know algebra. Don't need to. There aren't very many jobs that require that sort of training

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    6. Pi, advanced mathematics, is not a widely used skill, you only actually need it for a certain amount of careers and very few at that

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    7. Algebra is awful. It is not necessary.

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    8. Oh ya, eveyone needs to know about pi, it's sooo important to know. Sarcasm.

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    9. I am astounded at the comments here that dismiss algebra or advanced mathematics as "useless". Not only are the hard sciences mathematical, but many other fields as well- computer science, music, art, psychology and statistics, plumbing, construction, electricity, etc. If you blow it off as being unimportant to your child, he or she may never have the opportunity to explore professions they may find fascinating and fulfilling, as well as find success in them. Even if you never pursue a related profession, algebra provides a new way of looking at things and challenges our thinking.

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    10. My whole family does the same type of work that the duggars do, and if the rest of the family follows, they don't need to know "pi". It has nothing to do with their job duties at all and i'm pretty sure jim bob doesnt use it and he seems to be pretty successful with his real estate work

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    11. Pi is not algebra or advanced math. Pi is geometry. The math of a circle. Your car wouldn't roll down the road without pi calculating the proper wheel and tire size. The Duggar mechanics and the pilot should all be required to know and use pi. The home flippers who cut or fit anything curved should know it. The people who visited Greece on their honeymoon should know who calculated pi.

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    12. Algebra is used in an increasing number of careers and yes, it is useful in everyday life. You use basic algebra in calculating prices at the store, in home repairs... And pi is used in geometry and trig, not in algebra.

      For those who think that knowing about pi is not important, that is like saying math literacy is not important. Math literacy leads to technology literacy that means better paying jobs. It is no wonder that the US students are rated so low in the world in basic math and literacy skills with attitudes like that.

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    13. @7:08 and 7:10 There are lots of jobs and careers that require math! It doesn't feel that way because with most of what you encounter every day, the math is already done for you. Imagine if you had to figure out how to do the math every time you turned on your phone or computer, started your car, set the thermostat up a degree, took your morning pills, turned on the TV, cooked your breakfast, pumped your gas, scanned your groceries, had a medical test, had your teeth fixed, flew anywhere... Has your roof fallen down lately? No, because someone did the math on those roof trusses and beams!

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    14. I love me some math.
      Took extra courses in high school and college as electives. (Science too)
      My brain is wired that way I guess.
      Im bad at English sentence structure tho, tend to do lots of run-ons.
      I love the Duggars too!!

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    15. I use algebra constantly for my personal finances. That however doesn't use pi. Home renovation or anything working with circles it comes in handy. Algebra is simply and let's me theorize things. Like if the couch is this size how much space do I have left for a chair. X (chair)= wall length - counch length. I think people often do this in their head, but it is indeed algebra.

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    16. Two of my four children took algebra, advanced algebra, precalculus, and calculus (both algebra based) in high school. My daughter is now a math major, studying to be a statistician and my son takes it to challenge himself.

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    17. For those of you who think Algebra, geometry and trig are not important and not necessary, you better hope that the next time you are on a plane that the pilot understands algebra, geometry and trig. Try navigating without trig. The next time you walk into ANY building, you better hope that the engineers who designed and built that building understands algebra, geometry and trig or else the building might fall down. That they understand air flow in pipes and can calculate rates. The next time you turn on the weather report, you better hope that the Meteorologists who developed the weather models understand algebra, geometry and trig. The next time you use a GPS, you better how that the engineers for worked on the mathematics to allow you to pinpoint your location understands algebra, geometry and trig.

      Algebra is not only necessary but it and geometry and trig is the bedrock of all technology.

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    18. 5:41, I think the people saying that mean it’s not important for EVERYONE to know. Personally I think it should just be taught in college if you’re pursuing a career where they are necessary.

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    19. Totally agree that it is needed for all the professions listed. However, many other professions do not require them. Thank God. I don’t know how I passed2 years of Algebra and 1 of Geometry!

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    20. Two quick comments: Speaking as someone who loved English and hated Math all through high school, I found out I loved Math too when I actually got a college professor who knew how to teach Math. Some Math teachers have a Math gift, but not a teaching gift-two totally different things. I home school and because of my bad math experiences throughout high school, I am passionate that my teen understand her math (not love it, agree with it, or even necessarily like it), but I do want her to understand why we're doing what we're doing when we learn a concept. Yes, some of Algebra/Trig/Geometry/Calculus does seem irrelevant, a waste of time, and "useless in the real world". But as I tell my teen, higher math is more about teaching higher order thinking skills (logic, reasoning, deduction, problem-solving, using what you already know to determine what you don't know or gather/understand/apply information to help you solve a real-life problem or effect a desired outcome).
      It's biased and ignorant to assume that home schoolers get a sub-par education simply because they're taught at home by aomeone. All it takes is someone who likes to learn new things sharing that excitement and knowledge with someone else...someone like my college Math professor. Home schooling doesn't necessarily mean you teach every subject yourself. You can teach to your strengths and co-op with other parents to teach "weaker" subject material,or use any number of excellent online teaching programs, or build up your skill set by studying the course material ahead of your child. None of that equals an inferior education-that's exactly what the public school system does. The Math teacher doesn't typically teach English/Music/Art/Science...he/she relies on someone else to teach the subjects that he/she is weaker (not as skilled) in. Many public school systems have incorporated computer programs/"learning labs" to teach their students different subjects.

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    21. @7:13 Please name those "many" professions that don't use any math or math-based technology.

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    22. You can be very successful and or wealthy without advanced math. My spouse and i and several family members are well off , with NO advanced math! Is it possible?? Yes!

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    23. There are people who never went to college and are extremely wealthy!

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    24. Advanced math is not necessary for everyday life. Thats just a fact

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    25. Of course mathisnat used in all professions, however, if you don’t learn math then you are limited in your career choices. When I was growing up my parents would say that girls aren’t good at math. I took that to heart and believing that girls aren’t good at math, I didn’t excel and only took as many math credits as were required to graduate. Several years later I decided to get my bachelors degree in nursing. Guess what? I needed math, specifically advanced algebra and statitistics. I also had to take chemistry which requires math knowledge. I was at a disadvantage but through a lot of hard work and the realization that girls can be good at math, I passed all those courses with very good grades. Knowledge is never a bad thing even if you don’t use it all the time.
      Knowledge is power.

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    26. To 2:35 a.m.: no advanced math professions: author, illustrator, artist, preacher, librarian, stay at home parent,film producer, actor/actress, drama teacher, dance teacher, sports coach, english teacher, history teacher, home ec teacher, art teacher, music teacher, gym teacher, geography teacher, janitor, social worker, retail worker, office manager, receptionist, firefighter, detective, police officer, senator, governor, president, cook, seamstress, cashier, 911 dispatcher, farmer, debt collector, telemarketer, waitress, housekeeper, cna, house painter, factory supervisor, restaurant manager, mechanic, musician, speech therapist, special needs teacher, photographer, babysitter, uber driver, taxi driver, warden, security guard. I must stop there but i had to prove my point. It's not real difficult to think of careers where you don't use advanced math.

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    27. I'll bet you dollars to donuts that most adults don't know how pi is used. And there's nothing wrong with that. People learn it in school, but most jobs don't require it so they forget it. I can't remember the calculus I learned in high school and college because I didn't go in a STEM direction.

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    28. Just think, even if you don't end up using it, learning it will help your brain

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    29. Anonymous @2:52- Many of the professions you listed require a college degree and most colleges want to see Geometry, Algebra, and Algebra Trig on those high school transcripts. The vast majority will require Chemistry and Physics as well (which need Algebra and Algebra Trig). Teachers, social workers, detectives, governor, senator, president, 911 Dispatcher, Speech Therapist, and Warden are all going to require a solid math background. My neighbor was a Social Worker and Statistics is required. Math and Science are foundational to teaching degrees in my state. Like it or not, the vast majority of politicians are well-educated. Specialized jobs in my area (like firefighter and police officer) require at least an Associate's Degree (math and sciences), plus specialized schooling. In my part of agricultural VA, you'd be surprised how many farmers have agricultural degrees from VA Tech-it's harder to make a living farming these days. Many a pastor nationwide has at least had Geometry and Algebra; most established denominations require their doctoral graduates to have quite a bit of math. Pastoring churches in the digital age requires tech knowledge and a working knowledge of algebra and statistics. Seamstresses use quite a bit of math in calculating yardage, custom sewing, garment tailoring and alterations (adjusting fullness, creating darts, adjusting bodice length/shoulder width, etc.), and custom sewing draperies/bedspreads/quilts. Painters need to be able to accurately calculate area, material costs, wages, and taxes. Office and restaurant managers need accounting principles for inventory control and profit-loss margins. Mechanics must understand and be able to calculate ratios. Any business owner needs a working knowledge of percents, profit-loss ratios, a basic understanding of accounting, and some idea of statistics to be able to take advantage of trends or minimize the impact of trends on their bottom line. We check job listings state wide on a weekly basis and you'd be surprised how many require a college degree these days. Apparently, the logic is that in possessing a college degree it is assumed that you are responsible and reliable enough to at least show up for work. That doesn't necessarily mean that you've learned anything/retained knowledge, just that you've stuck with something for more than a few days/weeks/months. It's become the "gold standard" to measure dependability.

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    30. Algebra is NOT advanced math. In fact, kids here take in grade 7. It is basic. And waiting till college to teach it is well, too late.

      Of course, not everyone needs advanced math but that is the math one would take in an engineering/physics/math degree program in say, the last two or three years. By the way, high school calculus is NOT advanced math.

      People who think that having a basic knowledge of algebra and geometry is not important are kidding themselves. We ALL use algebra, including real estate agents everyday. It would be a poor agent who could not calculate his commission on a house, balance his expenses...

      It is like saying people do not have to know how to spell or read because so many people have not read a book since finishing highschool.

      And every truly successful person, including Mr. Trump, has to know some algebra or at least surrounding himself with those who do (CPAs...)

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  11. That is so neat to make a pie for pi day. So creative!!!

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    1. Its actually a thing that has caught on over the past few years, people using the play on words, the Duggars aren't the first to do it.

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    2. Indeed, it is! I definitely wouldn’t have thought of it, but my 13 yr old son (who loves baking apple pie) wanted to bake a pie and bring it to school for Pi day. Others brought pie as well, so was a classroom event. And please excuse me if I sound boastful, but my son’s pie was the only homemade one, and was also the first pie to be cleaned out!! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š

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    3. My kids school does now allow home cooked items, only commercial food items in sealed packages.

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    4. 10:57 - Wow! Is this due to food allergies? I guess it helps with food safety and lessens the risk of cross contamination. Still, sad for parents and kids that they can't share homemade treats on special occasions.

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  12. Awesome idea. Love it. BLESSINGS!

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  13. Yum! Where can I find the recipe?

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  14. Wow, Michael is taller than Mackynzie! Also Michael looks like a 100% copy of Josh when he was little. And I think Mason is a total 100% copy of Mackynzie. I wonder how #6 is going to look.

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    1. Perhaps they will stop at 5. I think people should leave the number of children up to them and stop pushing and suggesting.

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    2. I'm sure they will continue but that's their own decision. I'll be around to see either way.

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    3. I have a friend with 10 children, all well-cared for, well-mannered, and they get along well. They have their moments like any siblings, but they're quick to support, encourage, and help one another. The husband works in IT, the mom stays home and home schools the children. They live in a modest home, buy used, and live within their means. In my opinion, unless you're abusing your children or I'm supporting your children with my tax dollars (WIC, Welfare, etc.), it's none of my business how many children you have.

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  15. I'm pretty sure you mean Pi Day.

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  16. Pi day does not exist in most of the rest of the world, as our date format is DD/MM/YYYY, not MM/DD/YYYY as in the USA (not sure about Canada).

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    1. PI is a math thing, dontcha know?

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  17. I miss josh and anna and their kids are adorable

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  18. Such a cute idea

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  19. These kids are growing so fast

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  20. Oh these two are such cuties. And i think theyook alike

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  21. Thank you for keeping us updated on josh and anna's family! They are such a sweet family.

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  22. Are Josh & Anna & their kids living in the "big house" with Jim Bob & Michelle, etc.? Just curious...a lot of the pics Anna posts appear to be taken there. Maybe they just visit a lot? I wasn't sure where they moved to after they moved out of the house Ben & Jessa are in now.

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    1. They had mentioned renting a place nearby. I don't know if they still live there.

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    2. They have a separate house. That's all I'm going to say or this won't get posted.

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    3. The house they were having renovated to live in when they got back from Washington is for sale.

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    4. When they came back from DC, Josh went to some rehab, and Anna moved into the big Duggar's house and lived in the girls room.

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  23. Paper plates? It isn't as though they were entertaining a large group. This was just the family. I can't imagine why they didn't use their dishes. If they use plate plates for everything they eat, they are going to generate a LOT of trash.

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    1. Doesn't the Duggars live in a rural area? Maybe they burn their paper in a burn barrel...Jane

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    2. They can recycle

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    3. Burning is horrible for air quality!

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  24. I would love to have the recipe

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  25. I'm starting to believe that none of the Duggars own any dishes or glasses. lol

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    1. Pretty sure the bridal registries had dishes and glasses listed as gifts that any of their 1000 guests could bestow. If the married kids had no intention of using those dishes, they honestly should have asked for a truckload of paper plates.

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    2. Now that's one totally honest Duggar wedding registry I'd like to see. Plastic plates, plastic silverware, and boxes of pregnancy tests. Give them something practical that they'll really use.

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    3. LOL!! About time for some comic relief around here.

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    4. Pretty sure the kids will break stuff...plastic wear is fiiine

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  26. Michael is adorable and Mackynzie is a beauty. Josh and Anna have a beautiful family.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  27. To all you folks that claim "no one needs Algebra" and "only a few jobs use it": We all use Algebra every day of our lives. Whenever you us a formula to calculate ANYTHING from how much paint to buy to paint a room to how much fertilizer to buy to put on your lawn you're using ALGEBRA. It's simply part of everyday life and that's why people are taught it in school.

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  28. My spouse and i both make 6 figure salaries and our last math class was general math in tenth grade and we each only had to take basic algebra in college, no more math besides that! Wow, who knew you could be a success without advanced math??

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    1. It's good to know anyway...besides when the Alzheimer sets in, at least knowing some things will help us remember something no?

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  29. You do not need advanced math for art and music. That is absurd.

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  30. Higher mathematics is not always necessary. I am well off with only one semester of basic algebra with an associate's degree and i don't even use algebra ever

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  31. I agree with the ones commenting that we don't always need higher math. People make such a huge deal out of nothing when it comes to the duggars

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  32. Nobody on this blog knows how often duggars use their dishwashers. These negative comments are absurd and childish.

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  33. My whole family uses paper plates every day and we DO NOT recycle. What a horrifying tragedy.

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    1. Yes it is, and a reason your local landfill is probably brimming with trash and why the air around the paper mill is not fit to breathe.

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    2. Ha-ha-ha!! I hate recycling. The main issue is that there is no space for several bins under the kitchen sink, and if you want to recycle, you have to carry the recycling stuff outside. Not convenient.

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    3. Think of all the trees that are being wasted making paper plates. Now that truly is a horrifying tragedy!!!!

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    4. Trees are renewable. You cut one down, you plant one or two more in its place. Forestry is a sustainable industry. No tree is ever "wasted." They clean the air, provide shade, provide habitats, and keep soil in place while they're living. They provide building and paper products when cut down. I have three family members working in the forest industry. I hope your statement (6:51) is an attempt at a joke, not an attempt at making a true statement.

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  34. I love the duggars. These negative commenters are full of hatred and envy. So very sad. Read your bibles.

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  35. I dont think Jesus is concerned if the duggars know pi or not. What a ridiculous topic to argue about!!

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    1. Pi helped determine the size of the rock needed to close His tomb and how far the rock had to be rolled away from the tomb entrance that next morning.

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  36. Knowing advanced math does not make a person any better or smarter, that seems to be what a lot of people are implying

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    1. Anything that you challenge your brain to learn is beneficial to your brain health, and your sense of accomplishment. It is true that the more you use your brain to learn new things, the smarter your brain becomes because more neurons are firing and connecting. Don't underestimate the power of the brain.

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  37. Jesus loves us whether we know higher math or not.

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    1. That's not what this episode was about. It is supposed to be fun. Jesus was fine with people having fun and learning something! Get over it

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  38. Yuck to any kind of math besides the basic stuff

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    1. But a little pie can help anything go good

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    2. Especially key lime!๐Ÿ˜

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  39. Not everyone cares about recycling. People exaggerate every small thing the duggars do

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  40. I was required to take two more advanced math courses to receive a promotion as head of admissions in a prestigious college, after i had already taken two algebra classes for my previous position. I can say that never one time have i used anything besides basic math in my career. As anyone who works for a college knows, a lot of advanced math classes are not necessary for certain careers. Even the people in higher authority positions have said that a lot of it is all about money, which is so true. So many students struggle and need tutors and it's really sad that it doesnt need to be that way.

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  41. I always use paper plates, i never use pi

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  42. Jesus' earthly father,as well as countless others was a carpenter and they didnt use "pi". I wonder how they all survived at all?

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    1. Pi was estimated and used by the Egyptians and Babylonians almost 2000 years before that. I don't think you can claim that a carpenter of that later era wouldn't know what it was and wouldn't use it.

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    2. Are you for real. If that was true then they couldn't make round things, like a wagon wheel. lol

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    3. The Greeks were smart people!

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  43. People act like this is the only era we have ever lived in. Generations survived for years without pi. It really is possible, folks!

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    1. Pi was always there, whether or not those generations realized it. The first rock that rolled down a hill a certain distance demonstrated the ratio of the circumference of the rock to its diameter.

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    2. Pi is simply a way enable people to easily calculate the area, volume and circumferences of round objects. It's a constant number. It was discovered and named by Archimedes in the 5th century BC. Wonder how many generations ago that was.

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    3. Any round mass-produced object you've ever used was made possible because someone knew how to use Pi. If you used the object, you directly benefited from someone's knowledge of Pi (and Statistics-advanced math). LOL

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  44. Jesus is not concerned with paper plates or pi. Some people need to find better uses of their time, like maybe attending church or bible study. How did an adorable little photo turn into all of these pointless comments?

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  45. There are tons of professions that do not use advanced math. I think some of these people just want to argue because they have nothing else to do with their time

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    1. You're right, no one should argue with people who think we only need to know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Anything else is advanced math and it seems no one really needs that in life.

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  46. None of the occupations that the duggars are involved in use advanced math.

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    1. If they're renovating houses they'd better know something about math. How would they know how much material to buy for their projects without using math?

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  47. Hmm.... Jeremy is quite a success yet he doesnt use advanced math. Soccer, no math. Pastoring, no math.

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    1. Uhm, you're wrong. He has a degree in Business Administration. In his case, that means Economics, Risk Management, Accounting, Auditing, Investments, Statistics, Marketing & Consumer Behavior, Enterprise Resource Planning, etc. Having a nephew getting set to graduate with a business degree, Calculus was a prerequisite. That's a ton of higher math altogether and quite a bit of it will come in handy to an up and coming Pastor as his church continues to expand.

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  48. Hmm.... Jeremy is quite a success yet he doesnt use advanced math. Soccer, no math. Pastoring, no math.

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  49. Anyone that makes or uses something round needs to be able to calculate the area and/or circumference of it. In the 5th century B.C. the Greek mathematician Archimedes found that the number 22/7 or 3.14 could be used to help make that calculation. He called that number Pi. Made everyone's life a lot easier. The use of the number spread throughout the world. So Jesus used pi as a carpenter. Now let's stop bashing math.

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    1. Pi was known before Archimedes and was used by Egyptians long before the time of Jesus.

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    2. Anon 7:34. Of course the older civilizations knew about pi. It's an algorithm for solving a mathematical problem. Archimedes gave it the name pi. Some of the posters here seem to think that using higher level math isn't something all of us do every day.

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  50. There's a pie in a dish right behind them. Why not skip the paper plates and dig right in with 2 forks? No plates needed. What they have in those plates doesn't look like it came from that pie anyway.

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