## Posts Tagged ‘%’

January 10, 2019
Here are just a few of the popular disaster movies:

**Avalanche **(2001),** Earthquake **(1974)**, Armageddon **(Involves meteors 1998),** Deep Impact **(More meteors 1998),** 2012 **(Tsunamis, earthquakes, the lot. 2009)**, Twister **(tornadoes 1996), **Backdraft **(Fire. 1991) and** Towering Inferno** (They don’t make thunderous movie titles like that anymore. (1974)

But what percentage of people involved in, say, an explosion suffer from SHOCK! There are many statistics about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) available. In **one excellent study** in The National Centre for PTSD Journal involved an explosion in a paint factory in Norway (1976), the 246 employees were ranked for their exposure to shock as follows:.

A. 66 Narrow escape

B. 59 Involved but not in danger

C. 121 Not present on the day.

80% Group A suffered shock and PTSD. Both Groups A & B showed symptoms of PTSD 7 months later. If, say, a plane crashed into your school sports field and your class survived with minor injuries calculate how many students in your maths class would go into SHOCK and how many would be left to take action using the above statistics.

These stats can also be used as a fraction or decimal exercise using 0.8 or 4/5 as the fraction of students in shock.

More information at the** Health Dept WA**

NOTE: Many schools in Australia today not only practise fire drills but terrorist attack lockdowns.

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May 27, 2018
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July 10, 2015

**Hellooooo My Little Sweeties,**

**There is so much maths you can do with m&ms, it’s hard to believe there is any other sort of maths.**

**You can study:**

**Counting, times tables,** **set theory,** **Bar graphs,** **Fractions, % and decimals**, **Mean, median, mode, ****and parabolas (using a really cool peg-powered catapult).**

**But my favouritest ,developed by Patrick Len, is using m&ms to demonstrate half life in radioactive substances and therefore write an exponential equation.**

**m+m ACTIVITY:**

**Throw a fixed no. m&ms on a table. Mathspig chose 128 m&ms for a very good reason. Eat the ones with the m showing. Count remainder. Throw again. Eat the ones with the m showing. Count remained. Keep doing this. You will end up with results like the following. (Not identical as chance is involved)**

**Wow! m&m’s and exponential equations. How yummy is that!!!!!!**

**More yummy maths:**

**m+m maths 1: find the volume using m+ms!**

**m+m maths 2: Guess, NO, calculate the number of m+ms in a jar!**

**m+m maths 3: how many m+ms will kill you?**

**m+m maths 4: How many m+ms will kill my dog?**

**m+m maths 5: how many m+ms will kill my cat?**

**m+m maths 6: How many m+ms will kill my pet rat?**

**m+ms maths 7: how many m+ms will kill my pet mouse?**

**Mmmmmmm! Can’t talk. Face full of chocolate.**

**Bye bye**

# Mathspig

Posted in %, 7 m+m maths challenges, algebra, Arithmetic, Averages, base 2, decimals, Exponential Functions, Middle School, Parabolas, Units Volume, units weight, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged %, activity, algebra, back to school, bar graphs, exponential fn, fractions, Fun, m&m, Math %, mean, median, project, radioactive half life, volume **|** 1 Comment »

June 25, 2015

#### You can find more Death by Chocolate Maths here and here.

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June 22, 2015

#### You can find more Death by Chocolate Maths here and here.

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April 27, 2015
According to Salon.com:

**There are two types of ingredients in shampoo. One type cleans your hair. The other type strokes your emotions.**

Shampoo has one main ingredient:

# DETERGENT

The two most common shampoo detergents are ammonium lauryl sulphate and ammonium laureth sulphate. That’s all you need to clean your hair. All those shampoo bottles. All that supermarket shelf space offer THE SAME PRODUCT.

Other ingredients include: perfume, dye, preservative, foaming agent, acid (The problem is hair swells in an alkaline solution eg with soap when rinsed out the hair shrinks making knots impossible to brush out. ARggghhhhh!), thickeners, thinners, sheen additive, pearlesence powder (makes shampoo look pearly) etc

According to *Steve Antczak, Co-author of Cosmetics Unmasked: Your family guide to safe cosmetics and allergy-free toiletries,*

**A typical shampoo is mostly water, containing between 5 and 20 per cent detergent, with shampoo for dry hair containing less detergent than shampoo for greasy hair.**

See New Scientist, Sept , 2009

So the potency of shampoo looks something like this:

Assume you buy a 500ml bottle of shampoo for $10. Now you can work out how much some shampoo manufacturers rip you off by filling in this table:

How much do you pay for water in shampoo? The Answer is here. Mathspig % detergent in shampoo ANS.

What does Bill Bunn from Salon.com recommend?

**My new shampoo, Sunlight Dish Detergent, has just four ingredients. It’s runny and slightly acidic, smells vaguely lemony, doesn’t foam excessively and looks anemic.**

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