Posts Tagged ‘Fun in Mad Maths’

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7. I’ve Got Rhythm

August 3, 2011

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Watch this video clip. Get inspired. Then get outside. Start something.

This is a  You Tube clip of MTN Clap shot in Hillbrow Sth Africa.

Here are some lyrics from the MTN Clap shoot:

Three, six, nine

The goose drank wine

The monkey chewed tobacco

On the streetcar line

The line broke

The monkey got choked

And they all went to Heaven

In a little row boat

Clap, pat, clap, pat

Clap, pat, clap, slap

Clap, pat, clap your hand

Now the trick is to convert this to maths.

NB: √4 = Root 4.

Naught, 1,2

The goose drank glue

The monkey did some square roots

√4 it equals 2

1,2,3

The goose drank pee

The monkey said the goose is mad

√9 it equals 3

2,3,4

The goose drank more

The monkey said the honk would conk

√16 it is 4

3,4,5

The goose stayed alive

The monkey scratched his armpit

√25 is 5

4,5,6

The goose drank bricks

The monkey said the goose is gone

√36 is 6

5,6,7

In goose heaven

The monkey said I miss the goose

√49 is 7

6,7,8

The goose can’t wait

The monkey heard a goose ghost ‘hic’

√64 is 8

7,8,9

The goose drank wine

The monkey howled ‘Not again!’

√ 81 is 9

8,9,10

Drunk goose again

The monkey chased the hic-ing honk

√100 is 10

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22. Maths Karaoke

August 3, 2011

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Get a karaoke CD. Ask kids to do karaoke in class. The trick is to rewrite the words to one song relevant to your subject.

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IMAGIN(ARY) NUMBERS

Based on Imagine by John Lennon

Imagin-ery numbers

There’re easy if you try

No real number

You have to call it i

Imagin-ery problems

Math’s so weird today…

Imagine there’s no maths class

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to solve or work out

And no home work too

Imagine all the teachers

Staring at the sky …

Chorus:

You may say I’m a dreamer

One day I hope you see

This Oh! so weird world with i

Sure beats reality.

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It’s a Wonderful Surd   √

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Based on It’s a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

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I see √7, √3 too

I see √5, also √2

And I think to myself, what a wonderful surd.

I see sweet √4, which is only 2

The craziest square roots, you can not undo

And I think to myself, what a wonderful surd

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