Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake Maths’

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

November 28, 2014

mathspig channel

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

Rosetta Spacecraft

An Interview with Warwick Holmes Aero-space Engineer, Rosetta Project, ESA!

The Rosetta Project scaled down to a Lego Universe

The Rosetta Project … like throwing a dart from Sydney to Perth and hitting the bullseye

……………………………………………………………………………………..

Also in the news ……………………….

Can Hailstones kill? Do the Maths

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

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

Which game is more dangerous to play? Baseball or cricket?

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

NZ team Tribute to David Hughes BBC

…………………………………………………………..

Cheerio

Mathspig

 

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

November 7, 2014


Mathspig Volcano

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.

Volcano Survivor 1: Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, 2014

Volcano Survivor 2: Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii, 1950

Volcano Survivor 3: Mount Unzen, Japan, 1991.

……………………………………………………………………………..

On your bike

…………………………………………………………………….

Cheerio

…………………………………………………………….

Mathspig

 

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

July 31, 2014

Mathspig Politicans maths

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 33rd 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:

RATES:………………………………………………………………….

The Curious Nature of Drummers’ Brains

………………………………………………………………………..

% and LINEAR GRAPH:………………………………………

Hunger Games: How long does it take to bleed to death?

 ………………………………………………………………………..

PARABOLIC EQN:………………………………………………….

Hunger Games:  How much an arrow drops in 100m?

 ………………………………………………………………………..

GEOMETRY:………………………………………………………..

The raising of the Concordia

 ………………………………………………………………………..

PYTHAGORUS:…………………………………………………….

How Radar Works and the Search for a Ghost Ship

………………………………………………………………………..

Cheerio

Mathspig

 

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

May 29, 2014

 

Mathspig Death by Chocolate herculanum

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:

Death by Chocolate: The Maths

……………………………………………………..

How to kill your teacher with kindness! Do the maths.

……………………………………………………..

Death by Chocolate for DOGS

……………………………………………………..

Death by Chocolate for CATS

………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

 We’re All Gonna Die

or Why Death Rates are Over-Rated!

…………………………………………………….. 

A Comic Look at Death Statistics

……………………………………………………..

Can you die laughing?

……………………………………………………..

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

Zombie Maths

……………………………………………………..

Bye-de-bye and watch your step

…………………………………………………….

Mathspig

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

May 2, 2014

Mardi Gras Mathspig

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!

…………………………………………………….

Top 10 Funny Maths Videos

…………………………………………………….

10 Weird and Wacky Maths Projects

…………………………………………………….

10 Urban Maths Myths Busted

…………………………………………………….

10 Mentalist Maths Tricks

…………………………………………………….

The Hunger Games Maths

…………………………………………………….

Maths Cure for Wolverine

…………………………………………………….

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

…………………………………………………….

10 Quirky Quotes for Maths Teachers

…………………………………………………….

Bye-de-bye

…………………………………………………….

Mathspig

h1

THE SPEECH MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig ……………………. with Kerry Cue

February 28, 2014

Hello My Mathematical Friends,

Official Seal of MATHSPIG The President of the United States of Mathematics

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.

Here is the comic take on the problem: Hugo Does His Homework, sort of.

But there is a serious side.

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

220 MATHSPIG THE SPEECH 2

……………………………………………………………..

Take Care

…………………………………………………….

Mathspig

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

January 6, 2014

mathspig 2014 new year

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:

3 Don’t-Mess-with-Mama Reasons Why You Need Maths today

Bye-de-bye

…………………………………………………….

Mathspig

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

December 13, 2013

Christmas Mathspig 2

Helloooo My Lovelies,

Get ready to sing-a-long.

Here it is a Christmas Maths Song: 

12 Days of Kris-maths

On the 12th day of Kris-maths

my maths class gave to me:

12 Quad soln

12 Proofs a proving

11 Bar-Graph-Tee

11 Bar Graphs plotting

10 Washi Tape by InTheClear

 

10 Factors finding

9 surds a sorting

 

9 Surds a sorting

midpoint mug

8 Midpoints Marking

Merry Christmas Maths

7 Powers adding

6 parabola_graph_mug-rdc9dc64e21e740949919aa5b2865730e_x7jsd_8byvr_512

6 Curves a graphing

5 Golden Rules

5 Golden Rules

square_root_wall_clock_red_white-rd5280ea7148f42bd8cbba7f394ebce6d_fup13_8byvr_512

4 Perfect squares

3 Cube root

3 Cube roots

2 Stop Sine

2 Sine Curves

1a fractal_math_gift_wrap_

and gifts wrapped in a fractal tree

 

 

Happy Kris-maths

pi-wrapping-paper  nerdapproved

Bye-de-bye

Mathspig

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

August 6, 2013

mathspig world 2

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

h1

MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

July 25, 2013

 

 

img600

Helloooooo Little Mutants,

……………………………………………

This week I’m soooooooo excited about

Wolverine the movie

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

Read on Mutants.

………………………

Cheerio

……………………. 

Porkerine

aka Mathspig