1. Tube Cube

February 17, 2016

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10. CUBIC BUBBLE

February 5, 2016

Here is Angus looking at his Cubic Bubble. You will find out how to make a cubic bubble on Mathspig here. The challenge for middle school students, mathspiggies, is to make bubbles with other geometric shapes such as a pyramid or a prism. It can be done!!!!

January 15, 2016

Hello my little Peeps,

In 2012 The New York Times ran an article by Andrew Hacker titled ‘Is Algebra Necessary?’ The argument was, basically, that too many students find algebra difficult and colleges in America use math results to screen students thus further disadvanting already disadvantaged students. The author had a point. eg. Of all who embark on higher education, only 58 percent end up with bachelor’s degrees. The main impediment to graduation: freshman math.

Perhaps, algebra could be taught in a different way. Mathspig was inspired by New York Grade 3 teacher, Alycia Zimmerman, who uses Lego to teach fractions (See next post) and came up with the following examples.

Lego Mean, Median and Mode

Lego Algebra

But Mathspig has always lerved Lego Maths. Here are just a few examples;

Ratios: Lego Olympics

Ratios: The Rosetta Project Scaled down to a Lego Universe

And while you are doing your Lego Maths you an also use the Lego Template to design your own Lego Figurine.

Have fun peeps.

Mathspig

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

June 17, 2015

Theobromine is the poison found in chocolate. The LD50 is the Lethal Dose for 50% of animals to die. The LD50 information for mice can be found at The Toxicology Data Network

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

April 9, 2013