## Posts Tagged ‘fun math ideas for teachers’

March 31, 2014

Reading Undiluted Hocus-Pocus, the autobiography of Martin Gardener, mathematician and magician (He wrote the puzzle column for scientific America for years), Mathspig was bemused to read that statistician William Feller lived on Random Road in Princeton.

Mathspig totally confused Google Maps by searching for so many Maths streets, roads, drives, lanes and crescents. Mr Google began to think Mathspig was stuck on Infinity Street or lost at Cartesian Place.

## What place boasts the most mathematical street names in the world (so far):

# 1. Paris

There are nearly 100 Parisian streets, squares, boulevards etc. named after mathematicians and not necessarily French mathematicians.

Street names include:

**Rue Laplace**

**Rue Bernoulli**

**Rue Newton**

There is, surprisingly, no street named after Fourier in Paris. But the street on which he was born in Auxerre has been renamed after this great mathematician.

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# 2. Salisbury, South Australia

Surprisingly, the most ‘mathsy’ place Mathspig has discovered so far is an outer suburb of Adelaide, south Australia. Maths street names include:

**Equation Rd**

**Parallell Ave**

**Chord Rd**

**Log Rd**

**Tangent Ave**

**Quadrant Ave **

**Meridian Rd**

**Degree Rd**

**Decimal Rd**

**Latitude Rd**

**Co-ordinate RD**

Fibonacci in Budafest

Not by name, by design.

# 3. New York, NY, USA

You can’t get lost in New York. It is a grid city.

Eg. 812 East 23^{rd} St means No. 12, block 8 East of Broadway.

There is a Sine Rd in Auburn New York,

but it’s not this one. Pity!

Here is a fun Maths exercise to get Middle School students thinking about maths.

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Ans. 1. Massey, NZ. 2. TRIANGLE. 3. State Ave 4. 0.7 miles, 1.1 km. 5. It has 3 right angles 6. 0.4 miles, 0.6 km. 7. No. The triangle is not a right angle triangle. 8. David W Carter Hight School) 9. Only 2 ARITHMETIC CR, Landon, SC and ARITHMETIC Dr, Salem, MA. 10. O.4 miles, 0.6 km.

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June 25, 2013
## Hellooooooo Sweeties,…………………………………………..

## …………………………………………………..

## This week two NOW YOU SEE IT. NOW YOU DON’T tricks.

## One with cards and another with your money … that is, if you like the pokies.

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## Cheerio

## Mathspig

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June 14, 2013
### Hello My Sweat Peas,

### Mathspig has written for newspapers for 30 years. Aaaaah! The maths is frightening. One reason for starting this blog is to show mathpiggies everywhere why we need maths.

### One area where we need maths concerns HEALTH STATISTICS. We make all sorts of decisions based on HEALTH STATISTICS.

### It is not just the NUMBERS we must understand, but also the LOGIC.

### Clear thinking. What do these numbers actually mean. Mathspig has even talked to HEALTH REASEARCHERS, who do not understand statistics. They use computer programs.

### So this week Mathspig is applying LOGIC to Health Statistics. She’s looking at the Health Statistics that Aren’t Good for Your Health.

### One Health Statistic of interest involves genes and disease. Angelina Jolie had her healthy breasts removed because of the statistics involving breast cancer. But genes are NOT THE FULL STORY.

### And Mathspig, who lervs pi, also loves chubby folk. The health statistics for fatties aren’t always as bad as some claim. See We’re All Gonna Die 2.

### To learn a little about Health Statistics and LOGIC read on Sweet Pea.

### Ciao

### Mathspig

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May 20, 2013

### Hellooooo My Sweeties,

### A serious topic this week, then again, maths is serious if it leads healthy women to have healthy breasts removed by surgeons because of statistics.

### …………………………………………………………..

### You’d want to understand those statistics, wouldn’t you? Read on and judge for yourself if Angelina Jolie’s decision was based on good maths.

### Cheerio for Now

### Mathspig

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April 27, 2013

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April 9, 2013

#### Helloooooooo My Maths Lovelies,

#### Maths gets a bad press. Senior students especially girls are dropping maths. And it is happening mathpiggies in English speaking countries. Look at the % of students studying maths at university from Dropping maths Doesn’t Add Up, SMH, 27 Feb 2013.

#### Maths is now classed for many university degrees as – Scream now. Arrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhh! – ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE. Well, you better start assuming they don’t have any knowledge.

# Maths needs better PR at school.

#### Maths is not visible in schools. Other subjects have their selling points.

#### Languages other than English have FOOD.

#### Geography has VOLCANOES and TRAVEL.

#### English has PLAYS and FILMS.

#### History has BLOODY WARS and TYRANNTS.

#### Drama has a school MUSICAL or PLAY.

#### Art has, D’uh, rooms full of amazing ART.

#### Science has BAD SMELLS, EXPLOSIONS and DAVID ATTENBOROUGH.

#### How can we make maths more visible and more fun in high school?

#### Be AUDACIOUS, my little mathspiggies.

#### Think BIG and then even BIGGER again.

# Here are 12 ways of making Maths

# more visible in your school.

### Toodles

# Mathspig

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March 27, 2013

# Helloooooooooo my Sweeties,

#### I’m not talking to you. I’m talking to my box of chocolates but, as you seem to be listening, you will be excited to know this week we’re looking at Sweet Tooth Maths. We will do chocoholic maths with Easter Eggs and Fast Food Maths with coke, Red Bull, Pepsi and Nutrient water. O how sweeeeeet it is!

#### Watch out for:

#### And don’t forget other my Easter Posts:

#### Toodles

# Mathspig

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