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February/March 2020

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a viewer submitted calculus qu e stion s. " I 'd b e en t ea ch- i n g m i d d l e s c h o o l m a t h a n d h a d n' t d o n e c a l c u l u s recently," she explains. "Most m a t h q u e s t i o n s a re a b o u t decimals, fractions and solv- ing equations." Taylor was named Teacher o f t h e Ye a r f o r H u m b o l d t County in 2012, and Halstead w on th e Jean O l sen Care er Achievement Award in 2017, which honors teachers in Humboldt County. e duo say they love sharing what they know in front of a TV audience — and helping stu- dents find the right answers. Questioners are identified by their name and school on the show. In the old days, viewers would call the studio, and then a staffer would call them back before allowing them to speak on air to make sure it wasn't a crank call. Now, with questions submitted online, that worry is eliminated. e two earn $35 per show, which they refer to as "gas * Answers: • The strongest bone is the femur (thighbone). • There are 22 bones in the human skull. • Both are acronyms to remember the order of operations when solving math problems. PEMDAS stands for Paren- theses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction; GEMA stands for Grouping, Exponents, Multiplication, Addition. (Some readers may remember a mnemonic phrase for PEMDAS: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.) money" to drive there. But money is not the motivation. "I love sharing information and science, and knowing I am helping the students who are watching," says Halstead. "Sometimes students are so happy to receive help they are giddy," says Taylor. "It's a great feeling to help students when they are stuck, and it's amazing to be able to reach so many people beyond my own classroom." You don't have to live in Humboldt County to catch an episode of Homework Hotline. It can be streamed via YouTube from the station's website: Pam Halstead and Amy Taylor teach about bones; producer Sam Greene operates the camera. APPLY TODAY: call 1-888-758-7946 or visit Mention Priority Code VC01LG Gift Card Bonus Offer** (students not eligible) PLUS $ 200 For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above or visit Residents of the US and its territories only. See full disclosure for details. * You will also earn 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs. Earn 3% and 2% cash back on the first $2,500 in combined choice category/grocery store/wholesale club purchases each quarter. Once the $2,500 quarterly limit is reached, additional Net Purchases will earn base cash rewards of 1%. ** You will qualify for a $200 Gift Card if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. The account must be open and have active charging privileges to qualify for and receive the gift card. Limit 1 gift card per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to customers opening a new account in response to this offer and will not apply to requests to convert existing accounts. Other advertised promotional offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for delivery of the gift card. Offer sponsored by Bank of America. We may substitute an item of equal or greater value and we are not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered merchandise. Federal law prohibits students from receiving the gift card premium. The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. You may be issued an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) that reflects the value of such reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither we, nor our affiliates, provide tax advice. Restrictions apply, see This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. ©2020 Bank of America Corporation ARMGKSWF CC050220 MB0220-AD-CAEDU THE CTA ® CASH REWARDS VISA SIGNATURE ® CREDIT CARD 3% CASH BACK in the CATEGORY of YOUR CHOICE* Gas Online Shopping Dining Travel Drug Stores Home Improvement & Furnishings New card design

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