Posts Tagged ‘Math’


22 Amazing Numbers for 2022

January 6, 2022

Answers Q 1 – 5 Here

Answers  Q 6 – 10 Here

Answers Q 11 – 16 Here

Answers Q 17 – 22 Here


22 Amazing Numbers for 2022  … Answers Q 1 – 5

January 6, 2022

Ref: New York Post

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Ref:Interview on I Catch Killers with Gary Jubelin podcast.

Ref: Healthline


22 Amazing Numbers for 2022 … Answers Q 6 – 10

January 6, 2022

Ref: Indoor Skydiving

REf: Naomi Osaka

REf: Forbes Mag

REf: Shoe Obsession


22 Amazing Numbers for 2022  … Answers Q 11 – 16

January 6, 2022

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Ref: Dermatology Clinic


Ref: Call of Duty


22 Amazing Numbers for 2022  … Answers Q 17 – 22

January 6, 2022

Ref: The Guardian, Aus

Ref: New York Times

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Ref: Guinness book of Records

Ref: 22 facts about No. 22


Halloween Math: IT Chapter 2 vs Kill Bill Vol 2 in Fake Blood

October 15, 2021

Halloween Blood can be found @ Party City

Stage blood @ Stage MakeupMovie Blood @ Thomasfx

*Note: These were the fake blood volumes quoted 12 years ago when I was first researching fake blood data. I have noticed the numbers on various chat platforms have inflated  the volumes in the last 12 years.

*Note: Rounding off the initial volume eg. 0.06 pint (0.028L) then up-scaling that volume to 36,000 pints (17,000L) introduces a significant error in the final calculations.




MET GALA MATHs for Middle School

September 16, 2021

There is a lot of middle school maths in fashion from design, to fabrication to costing. But it’s much more fun to  see some of the maths in the NY MET GALA outfits.

More on the Wedding Train drag maths here.

More on killer heels here.


6. Find suit pattern information here.

Some of these images came from the fab coverage of the MET GALA at Vogue

Do teachers need fashion help? Funny post here


Maths in the Real World: 10 Attention Grabbers for Middle School

September 5, 2021

1. Smoke Jumpers: The Amazing Maths of wildfires






2. The Rolling Coin Paradox!!



3. How barcodes work!



4. Pop Song Beats and Jogging


Pop Song Beats and Jogging MATHS HERE


5. Linear Math and Linear Drumming. It’s a thing!


Linear Math and Linear Drumming. HERE


6. Powers and the Loudest Rock Band in the World

Powers and the Loudest Rock Band MATHS HERE


7. Alcohol Kills! Calculate how much would kill you!

Alcohol Kills! MATHS HERE


8. Tall Tales: Is height the most important factor in sport?

Height in Sport maths: USA UNITS HERE

Height in Sport maths: METRIC UNITS HERE


9. Mmmmm! Chocolate. Yes! It can kill  you

Chocolate. Yes! It can kill  you MATHS HERE


10. Random Music? You think!


Random Music?MATHS HERE


Car Crash Maths: Saved by a millisecond

August 22, 2021

*In 1970 the Victorian Government made the wearing of seat belts compulsory.

*The first government in the west to do so.

 *Within 14 months the other Australian states followed.

*The road toll in Australia dropped:

   1969       3,382 road deaths per year

   1988       2,887 deaths

   2018      1,135  deaths

Mathspig lived on a country police station before seat belts became compulsory and a number of kids she went to school with died in car accidents.

Three factors have reduced the road toll in Australia:

1. Wearing seat belts

2. Stopping drink driving

3. Introducing Airbags (from 1980s)

Our eyes can easily detect the blink (above) set a 300ms.

Ditto, the light flash (below), which is set to flash at  200 ms but it will drive you CRAZY if you look at it for too long.

The fabulous video (below) will show you the amazing details of the ms timing that saves lives in a car crash. You will see real car crash tests. And the frightening results too.

It was made by an engineer who worked for GMH or Holden as we call it in Australia. 


The Lego Olympics 2020

July 30, 2021