## 25th MSC Founding Anniversary Celebration Updates

We are inviting everyone to join our 25th Founding Anniversary activities

- MSC Christmas Music Video Contest
- MSC Alumni Homecoming 2014
- MSC Alumni Basketball League

## In this issue

**25th MSC Founding Anniversary Celebration Updates****MSC Alumnus Erwin Ciar makes it to PinaSikat Grand Finals****MSC Story Part XI: Stories at the Annex****Stories from the Alumni: from Sammy Suco****MSCs First: First Computerized SC election****Conversion: Feet to Meters****MSC 17 – Base Multiplication: Multiplying “Teen” Numbers and Others**

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## Erwin Ciar Makes it to **PinaSikat** Grand Finals

An MSC graduate is now making waves on primetime national TV! Erwin Ciar, a graduate of MSC’s Computer Technology Course in 2002 won in PinaSikat, a segment in the popular noontime TV show Showtime.

## MSC Origins Part XI: Stories at the Annex

When MSC initially rented the old Agrix supermarket building, also known as MSC Annex, it had two classrooms and an office on the second floor; a computer lab, and two classrooms, and a small office on the first floor. The building was actually the front part of the Bunquin family compound. By June 1996, this building was used by the first three classes (1st to 3rd year) of the MSC High School.

## Stories from the Alumni: Sammy Suco

*Pagpasensyahan nyo na po…. Galing po ako sa mahirap na pamilya, kaya noon, wala na ako pag-asa makapag-college… Salamat na lang may MSC, nakapag-aral ako at sa tulong ng naging amo ko sa Tiaong.*

## MSC Firsts: First School to have Computerized Student Council Elections (1992)

In 1991, MSC’s first batch of two-year course students totaled more than 70. Even with a group this small, the students organized clubs as well as a student council. Of course there had to be elections for the student council officers and being in a computer school, the students themselves created a program to count the votes!

## Conversion: Feet to Meters

To convert feet to meters, we could approximate by multiplying the measurement in feet by 0.3 to convert it into meters. This is the exact reverse of the method we used to convert meters to feet.

## MSC 17 – Base Multiplication: Multiplying “Teen” Numbers and Others

Most of us have learned by heart the multiplication table up to 10 x 10. A simple technique will enable us to extend our multiplication power up to 20 x 20.

For example: Compute 14 x 12

Cover one of the ten’s digit and add what remains to the other number: 14 + 2 or 4 + 12 will both give 16. This will be the first or left hand part of the product.

**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****Issue 10 – MSC Alumni Meeting , Multiplying by 5****Issue 11 – Featured Alumni – Edgar Cauyan and Division by 9****Issue 12 – MSC Alumni Activities; Dividing by 4 and 8****Issue 13 – T-Shirt Design Contest and Multiplying by 25, 250 and 125****Issue14 – Alumni Working in CARD, and Division by 25, 250, and 125****Issue 15 – Basketball League & Squaring Numbers Ending in 5****Issue 16 – 25th Foundation Celebration & Multiplying Complementary Numbers**

**In the Next Issue**

- Training for the MSC Inter-school Contest Ongoing
- MSC High Schoolers win in DSPC
- MSC Origins part XII: Annex Stories 2
- Stories from the Alumni: Joan Miranda
- MSCs first – First Registered Caregiving School in San Pablo City
- Conversion: Meters to Feet and Inches
- MSC 18 – Base Multiplication: Numbers below the base

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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