Posts Tagged ‘Funny Math’

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3.The Great Maths Race

August 15, 2012

Challenge 3:

The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt

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Students must complete 2 challenges @ 2 ½ points each: Minimum of 2 challenges, Maximum of 4 challenges.

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3.The Great Maths Race

* Make a protractor Anemometer and calculate the current wind speed. Conversion Chart here.

* Bring a sextant

*  The Brix number is used to measure sweetness. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution. What would the Brix number be for orange juice, Gatorade and coke? You will need to know the sugar content in gm for each drink ( Look here) and the volume of a coke can or bottle.

* Make a poster using maths symbols going off at a tangent.

*  Your growth chart for 10-year period.

* Width of the front of the school block in toilet paper sheets. You will find some handy measurements here.

* Bake a π pie

 

 

* Cook a Fibonacci cake

* Bring in a mock up poster (in waste paper) of all paper sizes from A8 to A0.

* How much do we spend per person each year on toilet paper? You will find information @ toilet paper fun facts. Yes! There is a Toilet Paper Fun Facts website.  We use an average of 57 sheets each per year and, say, a toilet roll has 350 sheets. You will have to price the toilet rolls.

* Prove 1 + 1 = 2 in the most complicated way you can.

* Demonstrate Pythagoras Theorem using Saltine crackers.

* Develop a maths clap chant. Team must teach clap chant to class.

* Make potato stamps of the surds: √2, √3 and √5 and stamp an equation.

* Use bubble gum to demonstrate the parabola to the class of y = x2

* Make an Origami Pentagon from a square

* Make a (with clothes on) photo of yourself as Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.

* Make Pascal’s Triangle using jellybeans or rice grains

* If your hair kept growing at the average rate of 0.04 cm per day, how long would it take to reach the same length/height as you? Show calculations.

* Make a poster of Bernoulli’s Triangle 20 lines long.

* The fastest remote controlled car on earth, so they say, is the Traxxas XO-1, which goes from 0-62mph ( 0 – 99 kph) in just 2.3 seconds and can hit 100mph (160 kph) in less than five seconds. How long would it take for the remote controlled car to travel to your nearest Macdonald’s and return with fries at 62 mph and 100mph? Print out a map.

*  Research the height and weight of 10 famous ballerinas and plot these statistics on a height Vs weight chart. Is there a mathematical pattern?

* If a kangaroo can hop at 25 kph (15.5 mph), how long would it take to hop across the middle of Australia E to W?

 

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Zombie Maths 5: Trigonometry

December 13, 2011

Zombies are dumb.

A Zombie starts walking toward your house from 10 km away.

He walks in a straight line, but he is 5 degrees off target.

How far away from your house will he end up away from your house?

 

ZOMBIE LIKE PYTHAGORAS TOO!!!

WORK OUT HOW FAR ZOMBIE WALK.

The High -pot-in-use!

Everyone must know the HIGH-POT-IN-USE!

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Zombie Maths 13: Volume

December 13, 2011

How to Survive Zombie Attack

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How much will it cost to fill a bath tub with FAKE BLOOD?

Typical volume of water in a

bath tub = 50 US gallons = 189.5 litres

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Use the cheapest available fake blood products above. To be accurate we should work out the price of Fake Blood per litre or gallon for every product, but we will ‘Buy in bulk, mathpiggies!’  The cost would be:

Halloween Blood Bath = $ 29.99 per gallon x 50

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………Stage Blood Bath =  $ 49.79 per litre x 189.5

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……..Movie Blood Bath = $ 129.99  per gallon x 50

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It costs heaps more to have a STAGE BLOOD BATH and you’d have to do it every night of your ZOMBIE show.

Geek Zombie Maths

or Advanced Zombie Maths

You will find some amazingly advanced Zombie Maths @ Geek Zombie Maths

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6. FESTO Aqua Jelly

August 19, 2011

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So calm! So Cool!

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8. Crawling Zombie

August 19, 2011

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This is not exactly a techno toy. It’s just fun. And maths would have been used in the design of the components. So Zombies need maths too.

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&  Zombie hand

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3. Subject Pop Chart

August 3, 2011

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Create a Top Ten Topics Pop Chart for Maths Topics.

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You will find out, at least, if kids have any idea what your subject involves.

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Convert to a pie chart @ Kids Zone

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Why the monkey?

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He’s thinking about his favourite maths topic. Give him time.

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5. I’m Bored, Sir!

August 3, 2011

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See Mathspig blog. How do you measure boredom.

Get a Pie Chart

or Bar Graph happening @ Kids Zone

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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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Here are the Diskjokeys.com 200 Hits of All Time.

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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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24. The Jokers Wild: Maths Riddles!

August 3, 2011

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Mathspig made up these maths riddles. Try making up some of your own.

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Q. Why did the maths teacher cross the road?

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A. To find the chicken’s x.

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Q. How many mathematicians do you need to change a light bulb?…………………..

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A. D’uh. The answers at the back of the book.

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Q. Why did the Cube laugh?…………………………….

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A. Because he saw the Square dancing.

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Q. Why did the Square laugh?………………………….

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A. Because he saw the Line dancing.

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Q. Why didn’t the Line laugh?…………………………

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A. He couldn’t see the Point.

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Q. What did one Simultaneous Equation say to the other?

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A. We’ll have to stop meeting like this.

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.Q. Why did Dracula like maths?

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A. Because he was a Vam∏r.

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25. Maths the Musical!

August 3, 2011

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To promote maths students are to busk outside the staffroom or the Principals Office. They will have to work up their act in class. You can rewrite anentire musical in maths terms. Here is one song.

Hit it mathspigs.

Factorisin’

Based on the chorus of Greased Lightin’ by John Travolta

Go, Factorisin’

You’re burnin’ up the problem, yeah!

Factorisin’, go Factorisin’

Go Factorisin’

You’re coasting through the algebra

Factorisin’, go Factorisin’

You are supreme

The teachers scream

For factorisin’

Go go go go go go go go