## Posts Tagged ‘HIgh Heel Angles’

September 25, 2015
**Helloooo my lovely wombats, **

**I started this blog several years ago because I found myself trying to convince teachers that maths could be fun, FUN, FUN at conferences. Sometimes it was like talking to a carton of eggs. So I had to show teachers that maths could be fun. With over 900,000 hits, you could say, my evil plan worked.** **After several years of blogging, I had an epiphany. Having studied maths at university for 5 years, then teaching maths for 10 years up to and including Year 12, suddenly, I realised I never wanted to know the answer to any maths problem I solved. I simply wanted to get the answer right and move on. **

**I taught in some tough high schools. On my first day at one high school a student threw a bike off a roof. Now I understand their rage. ****I loved maths from day 1, but o****nly a small % of students love maths for the challenge. It’s like Latin, a dead language, to many students and therefore ‘booooring’.**

**So now I concentrate on the TOUGH YEARS: Middle School. Students want to know the answer to the questions I ask. eg. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE A 14 YO TO BLEED TO DEATH? It’s a great graph. They want to know the answer! I aim to make the maths REAL, RELEVANT and FUN. ** **Maths teachers don’t have time to be creative. So now I’m expanding my empire by creating the WORKSHEETS that I would have wanted for my challenging classes.** **My friend here, Roni, who is an unidentified marsupial and a little dodgy, will guide you through the worksheets.**

**I’m following the Common Core Standards for the USA. Hey! I’v done the math! **

**So here are the worksheets that motivate students, even difficult students, to DO THE MATH or MATHS. The first one is free and then there’s a small fee and me and Roni are going to clear outa town with all the loot. Ha!**

**………………………………………………………….I got the wobblies!**

**Me and Roni have some very interesting maths worksheets planned. And they didn’t even fall off the back of a truck!**

**Cheerio**

**Mathspig**

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June 30, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Wallaroos,

#### Mathspig has been reading *The Last Child in the Woods* by Richard Louv. He describes school today as a form of ‘passive incarceration’. Too many children live their life indoors exposed to the ‘one-way experience of television and other electronic media’. Many rarely, or never, experience nature or just digging for worms in the garden. And sometimes nature is just around the corner.

#### Mathspig lives 10 km from the CBD in Melbourne, Australia. Aussies often joke about riding kangaroos to school or warn of Drop Bears (Koalas that kill tourists dropping from trees). It’s our Aussie sense of humour. Those jokes almost seemed real when these kangaroos turned up by the Yarra river below Mathspig’s house recently. They’re wild roos. I saw them at 9am one Sunday looking at all the joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists on the nearby bike track. They didn’t seem worried. Awesome. Or, maybe, roo-some.

#### So outdoors we go, mathpiggeies, to embrace nature and have some grand maths adventures:

#### Other outdoor maths adventures on this blog:

#### Why not invent a new unit of length, make a string in, say, Smoots, and go outside and measure parts of the school.

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## Hoo Roo

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## Mathspig

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January 23, 2014

### Hellooooooooo Chilly Chubblies,

#### Here is some simply fab maths for the Sochi Winter Olympics. You don’t have to jump off a ski ramp to work out what’s going on … just do the chilly maths.

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## Bye-de-bye

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## Mathspig

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November 15, 2013

### Hellooo my little lovelies,

### 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:

### or just to have fun:

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

### 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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July 25, 2013

# 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.

### 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

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

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## 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.

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### 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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