## Archive for the ‘statspig’ Category

June 30, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Wallaroos,

#### Mathspig has been reading *The Last Child in the Woods* by Richard Louv. He describes school today as a form of ‘passive incarceration’. Too many children live their life indoors exposed to the ‘one-way experience of television and other electronic media’. Many rarely, or never, experience nature or just digging for worms in the garden. And sometimes nature is just around the corner.

#### Mathspig lives 10 km from the CBD in Melbourne, Australia. Aussies often joke about riding kangaroos to school or warn of Drop Bears (Koalas that kill tourists dropping from trees). It’s our Aussie sense of humour. Those jokes almost seemed real when these kangaroos turned up by the Yarra river below Mathspig’s house recently. They’re wild roos. I saw them at 9am one Sunday looking at all the joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists on the nearby bike track. They didn’t seem worried. Awesome. Or, maybe, roo-some.

#### So outdoors we go, mathpiggeies, to embrace nature and have some grand maths adventures:

#### Other outdoor maths adventures on this blog:

#### Why not invent a new unit of length, make a string in, say, Smoots, and go outside and measure parts of the school.

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## Mathspig

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May 29, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Sweetpeas,

#### Put it down. Step back from the ch0colate box. Did you know chocolate can kill you? And it takes less than you think. Stop chewing and read on:

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### While we’re looking at spooky DEATH Statistics check out these posts:

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### Maybe, won’t die. Maybe, you will become a ZOMIE. No worries, we have that covered too.

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### Bye-de-bye and watch your step

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# Mathspig

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March 31, 2014

### Helloooooo Sweat Peas,

#### Did you know the world is just covered in mathsy place names? There are streets, Boulevards, roads, lanes and ways all boasting mathsy names.

#### So this week Mathspig just has to ask:

What place boasts the most mathematical street names in the world?

And this week don’t forget the yummy Easter Egg maths.

How to plot an Easter Egg Graph

How to calculate the amount of sugar in an Easter Egg

#### Did I hear the word .. CHOCOLATE? Gotta run ………………………………………

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## Mathspig

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February 28, 2014
### Hello My Mathematical Friends,

Official Seal of MATHSPIG

The President of the

United States of Mathematics

### The Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ Speech and Winston Churchill’s ‘We shall fight on the beaches … we shall fight in the fields and in the streets … we shall never surrender’ speech were speeches that inspired millions in difficult times.

### Maths needs an inspiring speech.

### Why?

### Because today too many kids do maths like this:

### They sit in front of a computer. They answer questions on a program as if they’re shooting at a target. They don’t care about the maths. They just want to know their score. All very entertaining … but they’re not working their brains. They do not think.

### Many do not know their tables even in Year 7.

### Maths has turned into a guessing game. And they struggle with it.

### But there is a serious side.

### Maths needs an inspiring speech. So listen up Middle School students. Here it is:

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## Mathspig

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January 23, 2014

### Hellooooooooo Chilly Chubblies,

#### Here is some simply fab maths for the Sochi Winter Olympics. You don’t have to jump off a ski ramp to work out what’s going on … just do the chilly maths.

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## Mathspig

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January 15, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Butterflies,

#### Even if, like Muhammad Ali, you can move like a butterfly and sting like a bee, evidence shows that being hit in the head can cause brain damage and/or kill you. (**Ban boxing – it’s demeaning and dangerous,** New Scientist, 12 Aug, 2013)

#### Don’t get into a fight about this issue. Just do the maths. It’s a no brainer!

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## Mathspig

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January 6, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Sweeties,

#### Last year was a yummy year. Mathspig statistics … Mathspig lervs statistics show:

#### The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about **170,000** times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it.

#### But some think you don’t need maths. This makes Mathspig soooooooo mad. Here is what she has to say, Sweeties:

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## Mathspig

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December 13, 2013
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November 7, 2013

### Hellooooooooo Mathpiggies,

### Some schools teach maths as if it was a dead language like Latin.

### Maths is great. Maths is useful. Maths is vital. Maths is fun.

### But maths needs good PR. Tell students just how amazing maths can be. Everyday.

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## 10 Totally Awesome Reasons Why You Should Do Maths

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### Cheerio

**Mathspig**

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August 6, 2013

### Hellooooooooo Sweat Peas,

### If you counted @ the rate of 1 number per second …. That’s 7 Billion seconds

### or (rounding off) 117,000,000 mins

### or 1,944,000 hrs

### or 81,000 days

### or 221 years !!!!

### Oooooooo! But this is sloooooow counting.

### How fast can you count?

### You’ll find an online stop watch here.

### Time yourself counting to 60. This will give you your count rate (60/time = rate nos. per sec)

### Now you can calculate how long it would take YOU to count to 7 Billion.

### Who is the fastest counter in your maths class?

### More population maths follows.

### Bye-de-bye

### Mathspig

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