## Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

## QWERTY Math for MAC

April 16, 2018## Sasha a little dog with a BIG, BIG ID Number!

March 28, 2018## 1. Maths is BORING!

December 9, 2017# Middle School Maths that is AMAZING

# psst! That means it’s not boooorrrrinng!

**NEW POSTS!**

**1a. The WORLD POPULATION as ONE BIG CROWD … METRIC**

**1b. The WORLD POPULATION as ONE BIG CROWD … USA Units**

**2a. If all the cars in the world were parked together what area would they cover? Metric Units**

**2b. If all the cars in the world were parked together what area would they cover? USA UNITS**

**3. If you put the population of the world into AUSTRALIA what area in m ^{2} would we get each?**

Meanwhile this Mathspig blog is full of AMAZING middle school maths such as:

**HOW MUCH BLOOD CAN YOU LOSE AND SURVIVE?**

**WHAT VOL OF ALCOHOL IS LETHAL FOR TEENS?**

**THE TERRIFYING MATH OF RUNNING FROM A BEAR USA UNITS**

## Why maths is NOT boring!!!!

November 28, 2017

# Middle School Maths that is AMAZING

# psst! That means it’s not boooorrrrinng!

**NEW POSTS!**

**1a. The WORLD POPULATION as ONE BIG CROWD … METRIC**

**1b. The WORLD POPULATION as ONE BIG CROWD … USA Units**

**2a. If all the cars in the world were parked together what area would they cover? Metric Units**

**2b. If all the cars in the world were parked together what area would they cover? USA UNITS**

**3. If you put the population of the world into AUSTRALIA what area in m ^{2} would we get each?**

Meanwhile this Mathspig blog is full of AMAZING middle school maths such as:

**HOW MUCH BLOOD CAN YOU LOSE AND SURVIVE?**

**WHAT VOL OF ALCOHOL IS LETHAL FOR TEENS?**

**THE TERRIFYING MATH OF RUNNING FROM A BEAR USA UNITS**

**THE TERRIFYING MATHS OF RUNNING FROM A BEAR METRIC UNITS**

## Why Maths is NOT BORING!

November 13, 2017# The Amazing Answer is here.

Mathspig is full of AMAZING middle school maths such as:

**HOW MUCH BLOOD CAN YOU LOSE AND SURVIVE?**

**WHAT VOL OF ALCOHOL IS LETHAL FOR TEENS?**

**THE TERRIFYING MATH OF RUNNING FROM A BEAR USA UNITS**

## 5. It’s Too Hard

September 29, 2017**The Complaint**:

**It’s too hard!**………………

### ………………………………………………………………………….

**The Cause**:

#### This response often results when students face some new topic – often beyond numbers – that students can’t handle on auto pilot. Instead of working through the problem, they crash and burn.

### ………………………………………………………………………….

**The Solution:**

#### I’m going to tell you a story. Bear with me for a minute. You did maths from Grade 1 to 6. You’re cool. No major dramas. Then something happens. A new topic, perhaps. Or a new teacher and a new topic. You don’t get it. You sit there looking confused. And then you do this. You say ‘I can’t do maths’( See post here) or ‘It’s too hard’.

#### In my maths teacher days terror topics were:

#### Long division

#### Algebra

#### Dividing Fractions

#### Geometry (because so few students listen to what the teacher is saying.)

#### Trigonometry (Lot of, you know, things to learn. Equations and stuff.)

#### So you stop doing maths. You retire at the age of, maybe, 13 years.

#### If you hit the MATHS WALL, here’s what you have to do. Back up a bit. Do some warm up maths on the topic. It’s out there.

#### eg. The Kahn Academy. I’m not saying it is easy. (See THE MATHS SPEECH here) I’m telling you it is doable. Practise.

#### Maths is always TOO HARD when you give up. But when you try amazing things can happen.

#### Besides, if a raccoon can do it.

#### Here is an exercise that you didn’t think you could do. But it is entirley doable by Middle School students with patience.

# Karate Maths of OUCH! That hurts!

## Mean, Median and Coffee: Busting an Urban Myth

April 21, 2017

### A Fun Maths Exercise.

### Students count steps.

### No units of length used.

You can find the free pdf worksheet (included below) **here.**

Other fun middle school math(s) worksheets in the **Hot Heels series** at TpT include

Unit Rates, Angles, Ratios and Algebra.

There is a lot of maths and science behind coffee sloshing in a coffee mug. ‘The human stride has almost exactly the right frequency to drive the natural oscillations of coffee’ explains fluid physicists at the University of California at Santa Barbara. You will find their full explanation **here.**