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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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Lego Mania 3: Going, Going, Gone!

May 28, 2012

Now mathspigs, let’s get mobile.  There is a lot of symmetry and 3D rotations involved in building a Lego ca. You can go low -tech or high tech. Get ready mathspigs here we go:

1. Lego Balloon Car

 I don’t think you’ll need instructions for this one. Maybe you could pimp that ride, mathspigs.

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2. Lego Rubber Band Car

You will find instructions @ eHow     

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3. Cool Lego VW

Ramping up the challenge, how about building a Lego street car.

If you have a Lego Car Kit you can make a really cool VW and a cool video clip as well:

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4. Lego Street View Car 

If you are the ultimate geek then this is the Lego car project for you. It could take years, mathspigs, but worth the sweat.

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5. Lego Bike

Or just get on your Lego bike.

Sean Kenney is a Lego Artist. You can find more images @ incredible things and more amazing Lego art works @ Sean Kenney’s own website.

More amaaaaazing machines @ Lego Education UK

 

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Lego Olympics Closing Ceremony

February 23, 2012

The closing ceremony is chaos. All the athletes crowd together.

There is one last lot of calculations, mathspigs.

Think about this.

% Gold Medal Winners:

At the 2012 London Olympics there were 47 Gold medals awarded in athletics.

There will be 2,000 athletes competing for these medals. Now some athletes will win more than one Gold medal and some events eg. the relay race involve more than one athlete. Each member of the winning relay team wins a Gold Medal.

Approximately what % of athletes won’t win a Gold Medal at the London Olympics?

Ans:  97.65%

Probability of Winning a Gold Medal:

Ha-HA! Tricked ya! Such a calculation would be meaningless.

The core to all probability is, or should be, RANDOM SELECTION.

Lottery balls fall randomly into the tube. But the Olympic athletes represent a BIASED SAMPLE. Athletes are selected for the games. They must qualify for an event. They train. The chance of one athlete winning is quite different from that of another.

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Eight numbered  100m-sprint athletes is a Biased Sample.

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Eight numbered lottery balls in last nights draw make up a random sample.

This brings us to the end of the Lego Olympics.Lego Olympics 2016

We will finish with  some Lego fireworks.

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Lego Olympics Triathlon total Times: 1. Mummy’s Boy: 3 hrs 33 mins, 2. PJ Boy 5 hrs 24 mins, 3. Olag 2 hrs 51 mins, 4. Dead-Eye Doc 2hrs 57 mins, 5. Hula Lula 3 hrs, 6. Mr Boopy 3 hrs 20 min, 7. Gorilla Suit Guy 2hrs 52 mins,8. BioHaz  2 hrs 36 mins.