You will find TWILIGHT TV series Math **here**.

## Archive for the ‘algebra’ Category

## VAMPIRES: a math horror story

March 6, 2019## Math Grafitti: The good, the bad and the OMG-That’s AMAZING!

March 1, 2019**We’ll start with the GOOD****Check out the graph**** here.**

**…. and the NOT SO GOOD.**

More information at **study.com**

**and the OMG-That’s-AMAZING!**

**Thanks to Slumfe on** **IMgur**

## This is why students HATE algebra

January 31, 2019So Mathspig is helping the kid next door with Grade 11 Math.

Here is the revision Q:

This is the sort of Q that makes students hate ALGEBRA. (Solution by Mathspig below)

POINTLESS

GRINDING

HEADACHE INDUCING

This equation looks like a chicken ran through some ink and ran across the page.

Why do so many MATH work sheets look like this?

The result:

**THE ALTERNATIVE**

One way to tackle a long and complexmath problem is to **defront the classroom** and solve it in groups.

# ALGEBRA Q from HELL SOLUTION

Here is the Q in orginal form:

NOTE: With a proof, you have to prove that one side of the equation

equals the other.

## 2.You can out run a fireball?

January 14, 2019In nearly every Action Movie our hero possibly holding hands with his love interest will run and jump ( just in time ) out of the way of explosion. eg. Man on Fire (2004) with Denzel Washington, The Marine (2006) with John Triton, Mad MAX FURY ROAD (2015) with Charlize Theron and Predator 2 (1990) with Danny Glover .

We will use car bomb stats that come from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. (We in Australia can only assume this bureau exists because, um , there are many exploding cigars in America.) You will find these at **Car Bomb Response.**

## 8. You can survive any amount of beating in a fight.

December 6, 2018

Every action hero gets into a fistfight. James Bond, Jason Bourne, Indiana Jones. Then there are all the stars known for their fight scenes. Sylvester Stallone ( Rocky), Arnold Schwarzenegger (True Lies), Jackie Chan (Any movie), Bruce Willis (Die Hard 1,2, 3 etc), Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon I, II, III etc), Jean Claude Van Damm (Blood Sport, Street Fighter), Brad Pitt (Fight Club), Fast & Furious 1,2,3 and so on.

**But can the human body take this punishment?**

We can work it out. Measurements taken at The University of Manchester have shown that local boxing hero Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton really does live up to his name. (DailyScience)

Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton can pack a punch!!!!!

Similar results were found at Uni Manchester BBC (**Force of boxer’s punch measured)**

**So one punch is equal to being hit by a car …… if only for a split second!!!!!!!!!!! Nevertheless you can be killed by this one punch.**

You’ll find some great punching physics** here**

## 9. A single match or candle will light a room the size of a football stadium.

November 21, 2018

This is the rework of a **previous post.**

Action heroes such as **Indiana Jones** or even film kids like **Tom Sawyer** or **The Goonies** who go into a cave, anabandoned house, a crypt or a catacomb light the entire place with one match, one candle, a lighter or a cellphone**.**

Is this real?

Now mathspigs, if you are interested in a career in stage/film lighting or even architecture you will need this maths.

60Watt light globe tells us how much power it uses. But some 60W globes are brighter than others. Light is measured with weird units.

**USA **uses** Foot-candles. **Can you imagine the pickup line ‘You brighten up my world like a footcandle’? A foot-candle is the brightness of a candle 1 foot away. Now think of a bubble around the candle. Brightness is mostly measured using one square foot or one square metre of that bubble:

1 **LUMEN **= 1 Footcandle/ft squared

1 **LUX **= 1 footcandle/m squared

Don’t get too hassled by these units. As a rough rule:

# 1 candle = 1 LUX

From graph you can see by 3m a Birthday Cake is not very bright even in a haunted house or crypt.

**Challenge:** Draw a graph of the brightness of your own Birthday Cake!

**Big Challenge**:Draw a graph of your Teacher’s Birthday Cake!!!!!! Ahhhh!!!!

We know:

1 candle = 1 LUX

Now compare the brightness of 1 candle to the brightness of other sources of light:

If you want sufficient light to live your everyday life you’d need: