Posts Tagged ‘Harry Potter Maths’

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January 2, 2015

Mathspig New Year Res 2015

Hellooooooooo Sweeties,

This has to be the best way to save the planet. Yes! Eat up my little lovelies. For every kilo you pack on, you reduce your carbon footprint. Isn’t that the best news for piggies everywhere!!!!! You will find the yummy maths here:

How to pig out and save the planet

Meanwhile, here are some other mathsy things to do with pigging out for fun and profit:

Who uses more calories to travel 10 km: mini or man?

How far do you have to walk to walk off 1 kg of fat?

How far can a biodiesel car drive on 1 kg of human fat?

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Cheerio my Chubbies

Mathspig

 

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November 28, 2014

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Hellooooooooo Sweeties,

There is sooooo much maths in the news, triumphs and tragedies,  I don’t know where to begin.

First of all a tiny little spacecraft not much bigger than a washing machine has landed after a 10 year voyage on a comet 520 million km away from earth. Wow! Mathpig has some interesting space maths for you:

Rosetta Spacecraft

Rosetta Spacecraft

An Interview with Warwick Holmes Aero-space Engineer, Rosetta Project, ESA!

The Rosetta Project scaled down to a Lego Universe

The Rosetta Project … like throwing a dart from Sydney to Perth and hitting the bullseye

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Can Hailstones kill? Do the Maths

Wild storm in Brisbane yesterday caused severe hail stone damage to city buildings.  The Australian Website

Wild storm in Brisbane yesterday caused severe hail stone damage to city buildings. The Australian Website

Which game is more dangerous to play? Baseball or cricket?

The tragic death of Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes at only 25 years-of-age after he was hit in the head by a cricket ball, despite wearing a helmet, highlights the danger of some sports.

NZ team Tribute to David Hughes   BBC

NZ team Tribute to David Hughes BBC

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Cheerio

Mathspig

 

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July 31, 2014

Mathspig Politicans maths

Hellooooooooo Sweeties,

Mathspig is always bemused that politicians (all shades), who struggle with maths of the economy, taxes and even their own expense accounts, suddenly become experts on how to teach maths.

Back to Basics is the current catch cry of politicians around the world … to win votes, of course. But what does it mean?:

Back to the 1950s?

With class sizes of 50, student reports stating ‘Margret was 33rd in the grade’ and the ‘strap’ waiting at the ready in the teacher’s desk draw.

Back to the 1960s?

When maths wasn’t taught to girls. (In Year 8 Mathspig went to a convent. The nuns only taught arithmetic.)

Back to the 1970s?

When the school curriculum was seen by some to be class-based patriarchal propaganda. Some schools stopped scoring football games to prevent the elitist paradigm spreading.

Today?

For some Back to Basics means Direct Instruction: a rigid, repetitious form of maths instruction when maths can be so much more. See Beware Maths Fundamentalists

Mathspigs Mission:

To make maths interesting, relevant and fun.

Here are some examples:

RATES:………………………………………………………………….

The Curious Nature of Drummers’ Brains

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% and LINEAR GRAPH:………………………………………

Hunger Games: How long does it take to bleed to death?

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PARABOLIC EQN:………………………………………………….

Hunger Games:  How much an arrow drops in 100m?

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GEOMETRY:………………………………………………………..

The raising of the Concordia

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PYTHAGORUS:…………………………………………………….

How Radar Works and the Search for a Ghost Ship

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Cheerio

Mathspig

 

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February 28, 2014

Hello My Mathematical Friends,

Official Seal of MATHSPIG The President of the United States of Mathematics

Official Seal of MATHSPIG
The President of the
United States of Mathematics

The Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ Speech and Winston Churchill’s ‘We shall fight on the beaches … we shall fight in the fields and in the streets … we shall never surrender’ speech were speeches that inspired millions in difficult times.

Maths needs an inspiring speech.

Why?

Because today too many kids do maths like this:

They sit in front of a computer. They answer questions on a program as if they’re shooting at a target. They don’t care about the maths. They just want to know their score. All very entertaining … but they’re not working their brains. They do not think.

Many do not know their tables even in Year 7.

Maths has turned into a guessing game. And they struggle with it.

Here is the comic take on the problem: Hugo Does His Homework, sort of.

But there is a serious side.

Maths needs an inspiring speech. So listen up Middle School students. Here it is:

220 MATHSPIG THE SPEECH 2

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Take Care

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Mathspig

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December 13, 2013

Christmas Mathspig 2

Helloooo My Lovelies,

Get ready to sing-a-long.

Here it is a Christmas Maths Song: 

12 Days of Kris-maths

On the 12th day of Kris-maths

my maths class gave to me:

12 Quad soln

12 Proofs a proving

11 Bar-Graph-Tee

11 Bar Graphs plotting

10 Washi Tape by InTheClear

 

10 Factors finding

9 surds a sorting

 

9 Surds a sorting

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8 Midpoints Marking

Merry Christmas Maths

7 Powers adding

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6 Curves a graphing

5 Golden Rules

5 Golden Rules

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4 Perfect squares

3 Cube root

3 Cube roots

2 Stop Sine

2 Sine Curves

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and gifts wrapped in a fractal tree

 

 

Happy Kris-maths

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Bye-de-bye

Mathspig

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November 15, 2013

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Hellooo my little lovelies,

There is no limit to the maths a girl can do. She can use maths to design earthquake safe buildings, solve a murder or do Hunger Games maths.

But mathspig includes ‘girl’ topics in this maths blog to show girls how maths can be used as a powerful tool to critique pop culture:

Killer heels that really kill

Odd Bods in Marie Claire

or just to have fun:

Geometric Hair

And now and again pop culture turns up some very good maths promos for girls. 

Hey, Year 9 maths girls! Watch This.

Popular Culture and MEAN GIRLS Maths

Bye-de-bye

Mathspig

PS: You do not have to like pink. In fact, most people prefer blue. (See Time Magazine. Why Girls Like Pink) But, mathpiggies, pigs are pink!!!! And Mathspig lervs pink piggies.

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November 7, 2013

Harry Potter Maths Pig

Hellooooooooo Mathpiggies,

Some schools teach maths as if it was a dead language like Latin.

Maths is great. Maths is useful. Maths is vital. Maths is fun.

But maths needs good PR. Tell students just how amazing maths can be. Everyday.

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We’re counting down the:

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10 Totally Awesome Reasons Why You Should Do Maths

With maths you can://////////////////////////////////////

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1. Design a Monster Duck///////////////////////////////

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2. Make a 3D Mini Me////////////////////////////////////

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3. Find a Ghost Ship////////////////////////////////////

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4. Build a Creepy Crabmobile////////////////////////

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5. Make Lotsa D’Oh!

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6. Clean Up Mega Messes////////////////////////////

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7. Produce Amazing Architecture

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8. Create Awesome CGI for Harry Potter Films

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9. Rethink the Hotelicopter

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10. Design Cool Techno Stuff

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Cheerio

Mathspig

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August 6, 2013

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Hellooooooooo Sweat Peas,

If you counted @ the rate of 1 number per second …. That’s 7 Billion seconds 

or (rounding off) 117,000,000 mins

or 1,944,000 hrs

or 81,000 days

or 221 years !!!!

Oooooooo! But this is sloooooow counting. 

How fast can you count?

You’ll find an online stop watch here.

Time yourself counting to 60. This will give you your count rate (60/time = rate nos. per sec)

Now you can calculate how long it would take YOU to count to 7 Billion.

Who is the fastest counter in your maths class?

More population maths follows.

Bye-de-bye

Mathspig

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July 25, 2013

 

 

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Helloooooo Little Mutants,

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This week I’m soooooooo excited about

Wolverine the movie

I just had to do lots of X-men maths.

Read on Mutants.

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Cheerio

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Porkerine

aka Mathspig

 

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July 9, 2013

Hello Sweet Peas,

This week we are busting Maths Myths. There are many Urban Myths involving maths.

Myths involving maths work because the number sounds sort of right.

eg. Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Drink 64 fl oz or 1.89 litres of water a day  does NOT sound quite right, yet this is the same volume of water!!

Here is an Urban Myth involving maths from Mythbusters.

In 2009 (Episode 117) Grant, Tory, and Kari investigated the Myth that a giant 2m (7 ft) Lego ball rolling down a hill could smash a car.

They borrowed 1 million blocks and with all hands on deck built a 1,400 kg (3,000 pound) ball.

Did it smash the car?Nah! It fell to bits first.

Myth Busted.

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But you can turn yourself into a Little Lego Character here.

There is a fabulous exercise for middle school maths with worksheets on how rumours spread @ 6 degrees of separation.

Now on with the Maths Myth Busting

Cheerio

Mathspig