Tell students to circle the ‘correct’ answer. Then wait to see how long it takes them to think you have totally lost the plot! You can make copies of the test using the PDF links below. You can put the answers up later on the smart board.

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test 1**

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test 2 **

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test ANSWER**

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Tell students to circle the ‘correct’ answer. Then wait to see how long it takes them to think you have totally lost the plot! You can make copies of the test using the PDF links below. You can put the answers up later on the smart board or just read out the answers.

Mathspig April Fools Math Test 1 USA

Mathspig April Fools Math Test 2 USA

Mathspig April Fools Math Test ANSWER USA

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This is a cool trick to show the class. k

This maths teacher is, like, sooooo pranked.

You have to wait until No. 10. But there it is! It is official. We’re going to round pi off to 3.

Hey, it’s about time isn’t it.

The best maths class April Fools trick ever as the numbers show!

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Australia and UK write their dates DD/MM/YY and the 14th March or 14.3 is nothing to get excited about.

Pi in Europe is pronounced Pee. So 14th March Would be

And Pee Day would not be something to encourage in Middle School. Also the perfume below is hilarious in Europe.

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Nevertheless, here are 2 interesting appearances by Pi in the movies plus a middle school challenge to count the Pi’s in the movie clip.

In this movie where Russell Crowe plays Mathematician Nobel Laureate John Nash, there is a maths blooper involving Pi. Watch for pi on the window at 43 seconds.

You should have seen 0<π<1. But we all know π = 3.1415 etc. For those mathematically fastidious an argument can be put that π can be used as a variable, which would make the statement true. But π is a universal constant so using π as a variable is just STUPID.

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This 1998 psychological thriller promo clip is also the coolest maths promo you will ever see. It is only 1.42 mins long and it is big on π. But be warned the full lenght moive (SPOILER ALERT) involves madness, π and self-lobotomising with a power drill with a ‘happy’ ending.

How many times do you see π in this clip? Watch carefully!!!!!

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When Marge is accused of stealing from Apu’s Quickie Mart his memory is tested. He says his memory is very good. He can recite pi to 40,000 places!!! Also on Numberphile: A Mile of Pi.

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Maths savant Daniel Tammet explains that he can recite Pi to 22,000 places. But wait until you hear how long it takes. Amaaaazing!!!!!

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Spock sorts out a computer with the command to calculate Pi. Cool!!!!

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Look for the second maths blooper in this clip. The folks at Mathletics get Pi wrong!!!!! Great spotting Mathologer.

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Some may prefer to listen to Apu reciting Pi to 40,000 decimal places. Nevertheless, here is Kate Bush singing about Pi.

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Surely,

Mathspig searched for days online. She only found 1, ONE, UNO, SINGULARITY, THE LONELIEST No., one vaguely mathsy WIFI funny (below).

Instead of showing WIFI maths funnies, Mathspig came up with a great MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHS WIFI CHALLENGE.

1. Find a test/worksheet for your class.

eg. Mathcentre NZ have some fabulous **Middle School Worksheets** with **answers**. (eg. BELOW)

2. Change your phone name and HOTSPOT password.

3. Test Answer is your WIFI HOTSPOT password!

If you do not know how to rename your phone or change the password, GOOGLE it.

It is easy.

4. When students have worked out their answers and accessed your HOTSPOT using the password, tell them to go this funny link **Use the Wifi Force, Luke! **

Here is a worksheet example:

Worksheet ANSWERS:

LINK: **Use the WIFI Force, Luke!**

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Here are Mathspig’s favourite WIFI names:

Duracell Bunny Arrested

Charged With Battery

Get Your Own Damn Wi-Fi

FBI Surveillance Van 4

Go home tourists

And check the links at the end of this post for a little bit of weird.

Google Image this number: 241543903

It leads to a meme of people posting ‘put your head in a refigerator’ selfies. Why? Dunno.

Google: Definition (Defn will do) of ‘askew’.

The Google page is askew!!!! Really. What is the angle of the page below horizontal. You can work it out.

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**Cars (and trucks) have been used as weapons by drivers purposefully driving into crowds including:**

**2014: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec**

**2014 : Jerusalem, Israel.**

**2016: Nice, France**

**2016: Berlin, Germany**

**2017: Jerusalem, Israel**

**2017: Melbourne, Australia.**

**Melbourne is Mathspig’s home town. The car attack killed, tragically, 6 people and injured many more. The question many seem to ask is:**

**Look at the video below of the Melbourne car. It doesn’t appear to be going that fast. But the maths tells a different story. You need quite a distance between you and a car travelling at approx 60 kph to have enough time to run clear. (See calculations below)**

**We will set your reaction time at 0.4 sec. This allows time for you to react and turn. If you want to test your reaction time go here. But remember you have to turn as well.**

**According to the Telegraph, UK, the average human can run at 15.9 mph (25.6 kph) and the National Council of Strength and Fitness 15 mph (24.1kph), which Mathspig has rounded off to 25 kph.**

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**Cars (and trucks) have been used as weapons by drivers purposefully driving into crowds including:**

**2014: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec**

**2014 : Jerusalem, Israel.**

**2016: Nice, France**

**2016: Berlin, Germany**

**2017: Jerusalem, Israel**

**2017: Melbourne, Australia.**

**Melbourne is Mathspig’s home town. The car attack killed, tragically, 6 people and injured many more. The question many seem to ask is:**

**Look at the video below of the Melbourne car. It doesn’t appear to be going that fast. But the math tells a different story. You need quite a distance between you and a car travelling at approx 35 mph to have enough time to run clear. (See calculations below)**

**We will set your reaction time at 0.4 sec. This allows time for you to react and turn. If you want to test your reaction time go here. But remember you have to turn as well.**

**According to the National Council on Strength and Fitness the average human can run at the speed of 15 miles per hour for short periods of time.**

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**Mathspig often pops along to watch the tennis. **

Andy Murray’s Serve by Carineo6

According to Wikipedia Andy Murray’s fastest serve speed is:

Andy Murray = 233 km/h (145 mph)

Keep in mind the fastest female tennis serve by Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová is a very respectable 225 km/h (140 mph).

Go **here** to see why this simplified calculation works!

Mathspig tested her reaction time **here**. TRY IT!

Mathspig’s best, best, best reaction time = O.33 sec

But I’m a pig. I got the best service **GRUNT!** Ha!

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