# Issue 10 – MSC Alumni Meeting, Multiplying by 5

## MSC Alumni Meeting

Dear MSC Family,

Please attend and also invite your classmates to attend on Monday, October 6, 2014 (holiday), at 1:00 PM here at MSC. Let’s finalize our plans for the Grand Alumni Homecoming and promote participation in our 25th year celebration.

Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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## In this issue

- New Engineers – Proudly from MSC!
- MSC Origins Part V: Keeping Students Safe During Calamities
- Converting Degrees Celsius to Degrees Fahrenheit
- Featured batch: MSC Computer Training Center class 1994
- The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in San Pablo – MSC Net
- MSC 10 – Multiplying by 5, 50, 5%, etc

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# New Engineers – Proudly from MSC

Four graduates from MSC passed this year’s REGISTERED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER LICENSURE EXAMINATION!

NELSON T. HERRERA, the MSC High school class 2008 valedictorian passed the exam held on February 23 and 24, 2014. He studied BS Electrical Engineering in UP at Los Baños.

# Give Your Child The MSC Advantage – Math, Science and Computing

Give your child the MSC Advantage in Math, Science, and Computing!

Enrollment for Saturday Classes is ongoing! Limited slots only!

Open to students from other schools

- MATH-Inic. Math made fun, fast and easy! (4-17 years old)
- Introduction to Visual Graphics (9-12 years old)
- Introduction to Web Design (9-12 years old)
- Introduction to Robotics and Programming (10-12 years old)

# MSC Origins Part V: Keeping Students Safe During Calamities

MSC occupied the second floor of the Jesusa building along A. Flores St. for less than two years. In that short span of time, we experienced two of the most devastating natural calamities recorded in Philippine history – the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and the Luzon earthquake.

# Converting Degrees Celsius to Degrees Fahrenheit

The formula for converting degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit is

F = 9/5 C + 32

So it is customary to multiply the Celsius value by 9 and divide it by 5 before adding 32 to the result. A little manipulation of the formula will make it suitable to mental calculation. The decimal equivalent of 9/5 is 1.8 which is simply 2 – 0.2.

# Featured batch: MSC Computer Training Center class 1994 – second batch of tech-voc students

The second batch of students who enrolled at MSC Computer Training Center was initially composed of 85 students, 46 Computer Technology course and 39 Office Management course students.

They spent their MSC days at the Alvero building along M. Paulino St. (in front of Ultimart). This batch was one of the liveliest batches of MSC. Various organizations were formed despite the small number of students compared to big schools, and these orgs actively participated in school activities and even sponsored some events.

# The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in San Pablo

When the Internet first became popular in the mid 90’s, the common way of accessing the Internet was through a dial-up connection. The PC was connected to the MODEM, then to the telephone line. The user needed to dial an ISP or Internet Service Provider number and the ISP connected him to the Internet. Connection was slow by today’s standard ( 9.6kbps was super fast then, and it took at least 14 minutes to download a 1MB file). What was worse was that one’s telephone was busy the whole time they were connected to the net and they pay the ISP and the telephone company separately ( sometimes with long distance charges )

# MSC 10 – Multiplying by 5, 50, 5%, etc

Five is 10 divided by 2. To multiply by 5, we can

multiply first by 10 then divide the product by 2 or

divide the multiplicand by 2 first and then add a zero at the end of the quotient.

This shortcut requires only the skill of dividing by 2.

**Previous Issues**

**Issue 1 – Creating Zeroes****Issue 2 – All From 9 and the Last from 10****Issue 3 – Subtraction Without Borrowing****Issue 4 – Stories from MSC Alumni, and Multiplying by 11****Issue 5 – Blast from the Past, The Search is on and Multiplying by 2****Issue 6 – Nutrition Month, Carabao Fractions, Division by 2****Issue 7 – MSC High First Batch in 1998; Doubling and Halving****Issue 8 – Mutya ng Pilipinas and Multiplying by 9****Issue 9 – CocoFestival 1996 and Dividing by 5, 50, 0.5 etc**

**In the Next Issue**

- 25 years of MSC ( more stories )
- MSC 10
- MSC – First School to have a generator
- First Batch of OMC and CTC Graduates

Sponsors

# Financial Planning Seminar in San Pablo

The FREE Financial Planning Seminar goes to San Pablo! The seminar is open to the public and will be held at the MSC Green Campus in San Gabriel, hence it is especially convenient for MSC teachers, staff, alumni and friends.

What: This two part event will have a “Practical Tips on Money Management” seminar/presentation then the attendees break up into smaller groups for financial coaching to create personal financial blueprints.

**When:** Oct 8 2014, 4pm

**Where:** MSC Institute of Technology Green Campus

Every week, for 25 weeks up to December 4, 2014 when we celebrate our **25th Foundation day**, this newsletter will feature one math short cut. We will progress from the simplest to the simple. Believe you can do it! Just proceed one step ( short cut ) at a time, and be pleasantly surprised to discover none of the math short cuts are difficult! Forward this newsletter to your friends, relatives, and young kids.

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