## Posts Tagged ‘Joke Graph’

July 31, 2014

### 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 33**^{rd} 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:**

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### 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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## 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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## Mathspig

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December 13, 2013
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November 7, 2013

### 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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## 10 Totally Awesome Reasons Why You Should Do Maths

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### Cheerio

**Mathspig**

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August 6, 2013

### 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

# 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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# Porkerine

# aka Mathspig

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