Archive for the ‘MEDIA MATHS’ Category

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Halloween Math: IT Chapter 2 vs Kill Bill Vol 2 in Fake Blood

October 15, 2021

Halloween Blood can be found @ Party City

Stage blood @ Stage MakeupMovie Blood @ Thomasfx

*Note: These were the fake blood volumes quoted 12 years ago when I was first researching fake blood data. I have noticed the numbers on various chat platforms have inflated  the volumes in the last 12 years.

*Note: Rounding off the initial volume eg. 0.06 pint (0.028L) then up-scaling that volume to 36,000 pints (17,000L) introduces a significant error in the final calculations.

 

 

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Braindead Math for Halloween

October 13, 2021

Tarantino, being a connoisseur of Fake Blood, used several types of Fake Blood in the film Kill Bill II ranging from good splatter to free-flowing blood. According to one fanzine, in this film, Uma Thurman killed 88 opponents with a sword.  So the numbers(above)are in the right ‘blood-soaked’ ballpark. More survival math (The Hunger Games) here.

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The Bitter Truth: How We See the Numbers

October 10, 2021

The pandemic has launched a data storm. But some numbers cut through this white out. Despite following the numbers closely I was shocked by the following headline on the front on The Washington Post a few weeks ago. 

Using data from the Worldometer Website, I thought it would be interesting see how other countries compare with the USA. America has already dropped below this grim marker. And low is not the way to go!!!!

NUMBER OF DEATHS IN COVID PANDEMIC

FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES

WORST: Peru                          1: 170   

BEST: New Zealand              1: 200,000  

Here are some more stats:

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MET GALA MATHs for Middle School

September 16, 2021

There is a lot of middle school maths in fashion from design, to fabrication to costing. But it’s much more fun to  see some of the maths in the NY MET GALA outfits.

More on the Wedding Train drag maths here.

More on killer heels here.

 

6. Find suit pattern information here.

Some of these images came from the fab coverage of the MET GALA at Vogue

Do teachers need fashion help? Funny post here

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The Lego Olympics 2020

July 30, 2021

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How the UK Aced Covid, sort of …

June 29, 2021

London yesterday. Spectators give a spontaneous standing ovation to Oxford Professor Sarah Gilbert (below), who was one of the scientists involved in developing the Astra-Zeneca vaccine and one of 100 key worker special guests on opening day. (The Age, 29 JUN, 2021)

Here are the Covid-19 Vaccination stats for the UK as of yesterday:

BBC, 29 JUN 2021

The UK recorded 22, 868 cases yesterday, but only 3 deaths.

The last time the UK recorded close to 23,000 cases was on 16 December 2020. That day, 613 deaths were announced. (The Age, 29 JUN 2021)

In 2019, in the UK, the total death toll was 616,014 or 1688 per day. Tragically but realistically elderly patients with multiple health issues are more likely to contract Covid and die from complications exacerbated by Covid-19 but not necessarily caused by the virus.

The death toll numbers are now encouragingly low in the UK despite the high infection rates from the highly contagious Covid Delta variant.

UPDATE:

On 9 July 2021, the UK recorded 35,707 cases and 29 Deaths. According to  Worldometer stats  (below), the case numbers and deaths are still rising. Too soon to celebrate even though the UK Freedom Day is only 10 days away.

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DAY 500 COVID-19 … some curious stats

June 7, 2021

Mathspig has tracked the Covid 19 Stats through the Worldometer tracker and calculated the AVERAGE NO. DEATHS per day at the 50607080, 100 , 200 DAY and the 1 YEAR mark ..

and now at the 500 DAY mark.

 

Note: Approx 1/3 of deaths around the world are due to accidents, diseases other than Covid, or suicide.

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3.2.1. Lift-off. How STEM opens new horizons for girls.

May 17, 2021

Aviation Aerospace Australia has produced an amazing Video Here to show girls what careers are available in the aviation and aerospace industries. Mathspig has met 3 female Boeing Engineers and a female engineer that worked on the Williams Formula 1 car. 

An information brochure (link below) that goes with the video gives subject advice and income ranges over a lifetime career:

information_brochure

Meanwhile, this is why girls (and boys) should do STEM.

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Ohtani vs The World ………………………. Some amazing fastball facts.

April 12, 2021

More Info: New York Times, 5 April 2021

Also: Which sport is more DANGEROUS to play? Cricket or baseball?

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Vaccine math. Results vary because …

March 26, 2021

According to the AstraZeneca Media Release, 22 March 2021, “The AstraZeneca US Phase III trial of AZD1222 demonstrated statistically significant vaccine efficacy of 79% … based on 32,449 participants accruing 141 symptomatic cases of COVID-19. The trial had a 2:1 randomisation of vaccine to placebo.”

A careful review of all available safety data of more than 17 million people vaccinated in the European Union (EU) and UK with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca has shown no evidence of an increased risk …”

Update:

The Washington Post, 25 MAR 2021

An updated company analysis of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford showed that the two-shot regimen was robustly effective — 76 percent at preventing symptomatic illness — according to a news release from the drugmaker late Wednesday.

Among people 65 and older, the vaccine was 85 percent effective, the company reported.

New York Times, 9 APR 2021

UK plus & 30 EU countries have administered 34 million AstraVeneca doses and report a blood clot condition in 222 patients and 18 fatalities. 

Risk Factor for blood clots = 1: 153,000 

Risk of death ~ 1: 2,000,000

Many countries including Australia advise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the 50+ age group as the blood clot condition appears mostly in younger patients.