**This is part of the Five Minute Friday series. Today’s prompt is: Season**

I wonder sometimes why I do these Five-Minute-Friday posts. “Season” isn’t the tastiest of words for someone who writes about math.

I can see perhaps there’s a season for learning. Well, maybe not.

How about that math should be the seasoning on the learning of…

Nope, that’s terrible too.

### Stuck

So here’s where I get stuck. And where I have to work things through.

I’ll do this like I tell my students: what do you know?

What do you remember?

Do any of those things apply to solving (or redefining) the problem?

### The Problem: Finding a Math Meaning of “Season”

**What do you know?**

Season is either flavoring or a chunk of time.

**What do you remember?**

Seems like there’s a school season. And there’s also some very bland ways of learning. As well as some really zesty ways of learning.

**Do any of those things apply to solving the problem?**

Well, maybe.

When solving a problem, it might be that you don’t have enough seasoning – like the 57th totally lame problem like: Solve for :

And sometimes there’s too much seasoning. Like: Solve for :

And both types of problems have a season in your life where you would find it enjoyable (or at least “doable”).

### Time’s up

This was a tough one.

OH! And there it is – just as you season meat to make it less tough, can you season a problem to make it easier?

#shootme

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Your post made me smile. Thank you for hanging in there and trying to work with the prompt. I hope you have a great weekend!

It was a tough one, Liz. Thanks for the kudos! ðŸ™‚

It is always a season for math in my house, which adds seasoning to many conversations. Both my high school girls enjoy math as I did once upon a time. Our only complaint it needs to be seasoned with fun instead of the same old easy questions. Thankfully their teacher is a seasoned teacher who has a challenge problem about once per week for those who would like to give it a try.

Thanks for sharing your 5 minute Friday thoughts

Thanks, Lori, for your very nicely put response. I wonder if the 5 minutes and the not-so-math-friendly term caused some undue anxiety in me. This post turned out pretty wonky. ðŸ™‚

I’m glad your girls get some enjoyment in math class – at least occasionally. I fear that so much of the textbook math is just un-enjoyable by its nature. #sigh

Thanks for stopping by!