## Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake Maths’

November 28, 2014

### Hellooooooooo Sweeties,

There is sooooo much maths in the news, triumphs and tragedies, I don’t know where to begin.

First of all a tiny little spacecraft not much bigger than a washing machine has landed after a 10 year voyage on a comet 520 million km away from earth. Wow! Mathpig has some interesting space maths for you:

Rosetta Spacecraft

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Wild storm in Brisbane yesterday caused severe hail stone damage to city buildings. The Australian Website

The tragic death of Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes at only 25 years-of-age after he was hit in the head by a cricket ball, despite wearing a helmet, highlights the danger of some sports.

NZ team Tribute to David Hughes BBC

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### Cheerio

### Mathspig

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November 7, 2014

# Hello My Cherubs,

### This week we are survivors. Sort of.

### Lava flowing from the Kilauea volcano is threatening tiny town of Pahoa in Hawaii.

### Can you out run a lava Flow? You have to do the maths.

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## On your bike

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## Cheerio

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# Mathspig

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July 31, 2014

### Hellooooooooo Sweeties,

**Mathspig is always bemused that politicians (all shades), who struggle with maths of the economy, taxes and even their own expense accounts, suddenly become experts on how to teach maths.**

**Back to Basics is the current catch cry of politicians around the world … to win votes, of course. ****But what does it mean?:**

**Back to the 1950s? **

**With class sizes of 50, student reports stating ‘Margret was 33**^{rd} in the grade’ and the ‘strap’ waiting at the ready in the teacher’s desk draw.

**Back to the 1960s? **

**When maths wasn’t taught to girls. (In Year 8 Mathspig went to a convent. The nuns only taught arithmetic.)**

**Back to the 1970s? **

**When the school curriculum was seen by some to be class-based patriarchal propaganda. Some schools stopped scoring football games to prevent the elitist paradigm spreading.**

## Today?

**For some Back to Basics means Direct Instruction: a rigid, repetitious form of maths instruction when maths can be so much more. See Beware Maths Fundamentalists**

**Mathspigs Mission:**

**To make maths interesting, relevant and fun.**

**Here are some examples:**

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### Cheerio

### Mathspig

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May 29, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Sweetpeas,

#### Put it down. Step back from the ch0colate box. Did you know chocolate can kill you? And it takes less than you think. Stop chewing and read on:

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### While we’re looking at spooky DEATH Statistics check out these posts:

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### Maybe, won’t die. Maybe, you will become a ZOMIE. No worries, we have that covered too.

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### Bye-de-bye and watch your step

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May 2, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Party Pigs,

# ‘Maths is booooooooring’

### Middle school students often moan about maths.

### Actually, quite often maths is boring because lessons are sooooooo predictable. Chapter 1 is followed by …..Guess what?

### Chapter 2. And then Chapter 2 is followed by …… You get the picture.

### The one way to kill boredom and get their attention is to SURPRISE THEM.

### Ask them weird questions. Do strange calculations. Find a ghost ship. Give them odd maths challenges. Have funny maths days. Throw a maths party.

### Here are some ways you can SURPRISE …. EVEN SHOCK them!

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### And just to inspire you too here are some weird, funny, serious, ridiculous and fascinating quotes:

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## Bye-de-bye

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## Mathspig

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February 28, 2014
### Hello My Mathematical Friends,

Official Seal of MATHSPIG

The President of the

United States of Mathematics

### The Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ Speech and Winston Churchill’s ‘We shall fight on the beaches … we shall fight in the fields and in the streets … we shall never surrender’ speech were speeches that inspired millions in difficult times.

### Maths needs an inspiring speech.

### Why?

### Because today too many kids do maths like this:

### They sit in front of a computer. They answer questions on a program as if they’re shooting at a target. They don’t care about the maths. They just want to know their score. All very entertaining … but they’re not working their brains. They do not think.

### Many do not know their tables even in Year 7.

### Maths has turned into a guessing game. And they struggle with it.

### But there is a serious side.

### Maths needs an inspiring speech. So listen up Middle School students. Here it is:

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## Take Care

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## Mathspig

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January 6, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Sweeties,

#### Last year was a yummy year. Mathspig statistics … Mathspig lervs statistics show:

#### The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about **170,000** times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it.

#### But some think you don’t need maths. This makes Mathspig soooooooo mad. Here is what she has to say, Sweeties:

### Bye-de-bye

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## Mathspig

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December 13, 2013
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August 6, 2013

### Hellooooooooo Sweat Peas,

### If you counted @ the rate of 1 number per second …. That’s 7 Billion seconds

### or (rounding off) 117,000,000 mins

### or 1,944,000 hrs

### or 81,000 days

### or 221 years !!!!

### Oooooooo! But this is sloooooow counting.

### How fast can you count?

### You’ll find an online stop watch here.

### Time yourself counting to 60. This will give you your count rate (60/time = rate nos. per sec)

### Now you can calculate how long it would take YOU to count to 7 Billion.

### Who is the fastest counter in your maths class?

### More population maths follows.

### Bye-de-bye

### Mathspig

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July 25, 2013

# Helloooooo Little Mutants,

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# This week I’m soooooooo excited about

# Wolverine the movie

# I just had to do lots of X-men maths.

# Read on Mutants.

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# Cheerio

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# Porkerine

# aka Mathspig

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