## Posts Tagged ‘joke’

## Why Math Teachers should, um, speak proper!

October 12, 2018## Square Root. It’s a Tree!

May 20, 2018## 10. They’re Always Giving Us New Stuff: BUSTED

August 8, 2017# The Complaint:

# 10. They’re always giving us new stuff.

**The Cause**:

Maths does have new topics, but not that often. Maths tends to go over and over old topics before adding new material. Students can feel overwhelmed simply because they are not paying attention. They are talking, texting, complaining, graffiting …etc. (See below)

Every day is like the reverse of Groundhog Day. Everything looks new again … new again … new again because they didn’t learn anything yesterday.

## Here is the challenge for students: I Dare You To Watch This Entire Video

Really. Can students make it through this video without talking, texting, annoying someone ….? The video is funny and too true.

**The Solution:**

Start paying attention. Maths will make more sense.

## April Fool Maths Test

March 23, 2017Tell your year 8 or 9 students this test is designed to test their ability to concentrate and use logic while doing a challenging test under pressure.

Tell students to circle the ‘correct’ answer. Then wait to see how long it takes them to think you have totally lost the plot! You can make copies of the test using the PDF links below. You can put the answers up later on the smart board.

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test 1**

## April Fool Math TEST USA

March 23, 2017Tell your year 8 or 9 students this test is designed to test their ability to concentrate and use logic while doing a challenging test under pressure.

Tell students to circle the ‘correct’ answer. Then wait to see how long it takes them to think you have totally lost the plot! You can make copies of the test using the PDF links below. You can put the answers up later on the smart board or just read out the answers.

Mathspig April Fools Math Test 1 USA

## Best Maths Class April Fools Day Pranks

March 23, 2017# 1. Frostbite Theatre

This is a cool trick to show the class. k

# …………………………..

# 2. Maths Teacher Totally Pranked

This maths teacher is, like, sooooo pranked.

# ………………………………..

# 3. Rounding off pi

You have to wait until No. 10. But there it is! It is official. We’re going to round pi off to 3.

Hey, it’s about time isn’t it.

# ……………………….

# 4. Matthew Weathers

The best maths class April Fools trick ever as the numbers show!

## Middle School Maths: WIFI challenge

February 23, 2017Mathspig spends some time on trains looking at nearby phone HOTSPOT names, so she went out looking for some fun mathsy WIFI names.

Surely,

### IT = nerd behaviour = mathsy fun

## SHOCK! HORROR! OUTRAGE!

Mathspig searched for days online. She only found 1, ONE, UNO, SINGULARITY, THE LONELIEST No., one vaguely mathsy WIFI funny (below).

Instead of showing WIFI maths funnies, Mathspig came up with a great MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHS WIFI CHALLENGE.

## MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHS

## WIFI CHALLENGE

# SUMMARY

1. Find a test/worksheet for your class.

eg. Mathcentre NZ have some fabulous **Middle School Worksheets** with **answers**. (eg. BELOW)

2. Change your phone name and HOTSPOT password.

3. Test Answer is your WIFI HOTSPOT password!

If you do not know how to rename your phone or change the password, GOOGLE it.

It is easy.

4. When students have worked out their answers and accessed your HOTSPOT using the password, tell them to go this funny link **Use the Wifi Force, Luke! **

Here is a worksheet example:

Worksheet ANSWERS: