## Posts Tagged ‘length’

September 12, 2019
It’s Autumn in UK & FALL in the USA so it’s the perfect time for a little bit of outdoor math for Grade 3-5 with AUTUMN leaves. Of course, you don’t need FALL LEAVES for this exercise, but it is colorful.

**This fab idea comes from Juliet Robertson, an outdoor education consultant in Scotland. ****Her blog Creative star learning is one of the most inspiring outdoor maths blogs you will find.**

Check out Mathpig’s protractor joke here.

**Another fab idea from Juliet Robertson.**

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Posted in %, angles, Arithmetic, Circle C, geometry, Ratio, symmetry, tables, units length **|** Tagged activities, adventures, angles, circle, circumference, geometry, junior school, length, outdoor math, primary school, Roman Numerals, scale, tables, units, World Cup Soccer **|** Leave a Comment »

February 18, 2019

The follicle diagram (above) came from bgoffforensics blog. More on hair growth rates here.

**QUESTION 1:**

## How long to grow that really bad 70s style hair cut?

The length of Fabio’s hair (below) is approx 50cm.

t = 50/1.25 months

t=40 months

## t = 3 Years 4 months!!!!

## Is it worth the effort? Ha!

**QUESTION 2: **

The growth rates of 1.25 cm/month or 0.5 inches/month are rounded off. Calculations using these growth rates will produce different answers for very large numbers (as above). Read more about the above story in the Daily Mail, UK here. By the way, Asha has been growing her hair for 25 years. Her hair weighs 3 stone or 19 kg. You can find more hair records including the World’s longest ear hair here.

**QUESTION 3:**

Natasha lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more about Natasha in the Daily Mail here. Once again Mathspig has rounded off the length of hair for easy calculation. The Daily Mail puts Natasha’s ‘mane’ at 5 feet 2 inches or 157 cm. This is the length of hair to be cut off. So Mathspig adjusted the length to 180cm or the approx length of her longest hair.

Posted in %, 10 MATH JOKES, decimals, units length, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged %, 1970s, 1980s, calculation, dreads, funny, growth, hair, haircuts, length, Maths, old, rate, ugly, world record, worst **|** Leave a Comment »

March 28, 2018
Posted in Combinations & Permutations, Middle School, powers, statistics, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged challenging, credit card, dog, exercise, Fun, HOmework, interesting, length, Math, microchip, Middle school, number, plate, registration, Sasha **|** Leave a Comment »

April 30, 2015

The follicle diagram (above) came from bgoffforensics blog. More on hair growth rates here.

**QUESTION 1:**

**QUESTION 2: **

The growth rates of 1.25 cm/month or 0.5 inches/month are rounded off. Calculations using these growth rates will produce different answers for very large numbers (as above). Read more about the above story in the Daily Mail, UK here. By the way, Asha has been growing her hair for 25 years. Her hair weighs 3 stone or 19 kg. You can find more hair records including the World’s longest ear hair here.

**QUESTION 3:**

Natasha lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more about Natasha in the Daily Mail here. Once again Mathspig has rounded off the length of hair for easy calculation. The Daily Mail puts Natasha’s ‘mane’ at 5 feet 2 inches or 157 cm. This is the length of hair to be cut off. So Mathspig adjusted the length to 180cm or the approx length of her longest hair.

Posted in algebra, decimals, Hair Maths, Junior School, Middle School, Rates, units length, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged 1970s, 1980s, calculation, dreads, funny, growth, hair, haircuts, length, Math %, old, rate, ugly, world record, worst **|** 4 Comments »

March 3, 2015

###### Graffiti pic found @ imfunny blog.

## Maths is full-on full of humour.

**Can you die laughing, sir?**

Try these weird death stats.

Or, how about some maths jokes?

Or, how about a Maths Scavenger hunt.

# Funny that!

Many maths teachers come up with great ideas so middle school students have fun with maths. Here are a few:

## Human Graphs, Charts and Diagrams

Ellies Active Maths

## How about a human bar graph?

## Or a student linear graph?

Find more @ the colab

## Or explore geometry through, well, dance?

These students are showing supplementary angles

These students are acting out the concept of complementary angles.

Tricia Appel; Middle School Math

## Or, how about the geometry of yoga?

**Can you get your leg or knee to make a perfect right angle?**

## Or how about a Venn Diagram using Hola Hoops?

More info at Howard’s Happy Campers

## Or you can measure length using bodies.

How many Smoots long is your football field?

Oliver Smoot is used as a unit of measure in 1962.

## Or try measuring the area of your school hallway in bodies!!!!

More info @ Rainbow school, Bradford, UK.

Posted in 10 Maths Mystery BOX challenges, Area, geometry, graphs, Middle School, Silly Maths Jokes, units length, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged angle, area, crazy, dance, Fun, funny, geometry, jokes, length, Math %, Middle school, project, rt angle, Smoots, unit, Venn Diagram **|** 3 Comments »