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July 9, 2013

### Hello Sweet Peas,

### This week we are busting Maths Myths. There are many Urban Myths involving maths.

### Myths involving maths work because the number sounds sort of right.

### eg. Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

### Drink 64 fl oz or 1.89 litres of water a day does NOT sound quite right, yet this is the same volume of water!!

### Here is an Urban Myth involving maths from Mythbusters.

### In 2009 (Episode 117) Grant, Tory, and Kari investigated the Myth that a giant 2m (7 ft) Lego ball rolling down a hill could smash a car.

### They borrowed 1 million blocks and with all hands on deck built a 1,400 kg (3,000 pound) ball.

### Did it smash the car?Nah! It fell to bits first.

### Myth Busted.

### But you can turn yourself into a Little Lego Character here.

### There is a fabulous exercise for middle school maths with worksheets on how rumours spread @ 6 degrees of separation.

### Now on with the Maths Myth Busting

### Cheerio

### Mathspig

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