The aim of this post is to show middle school math students that MAPPING is used in the REAL WORLD of Synth-Pop Music Video Production.

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The aim of this post is to show middle school math students that MAPPING is used in the REAL WORLD of Synth-Pop Music Video Production.

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**USE The Random Number Spinning Wheel HERE**

**Here’s Mathspig’s Play List with links:**

1. Angie McMahon, Melb, AUS **Pasta**

2. San Cisco, WAust **Skin**

3. Go Get Mum, Melb, AUS **Phone, Key, Wallet**

4. Shirley Kovacs, Netherlands **Sound of the Underground**

5. The Teskey Brothers, Vic **Hold Me**

6. The Dead South, Canada **In Hell I’ll Be in Good Company**

7. The Staves, UK **The Long Run**

8. Cat Clyde, Canada **Mama Said**

9. Mojo Juju, Melb, AUS **Train Along the Hawkesbury**

10. Marlon Williams, NZ **Hello Miss Lonesome**

11. Syzygy, Melb, AUS **The Pendulum**

12. Vampire Weekend, USA ** ****Harmony Hall**

Eddie Woo is an Aussie Maths teacher who runs his own Youtube Channel. So popular is this channel in October 2015, **Woo** won the NSW Premier’s **Prize** for Innovation in Science and Mathematics. This youtube clip won’t tell you where you will use surds, but it does something magical.

It compares surds to different kinds of music to help students understand why mathematicians go crazy over the concept of surds. This clip tells why maths is soooooo special. There is no guesswork or fake information in this maths. Maths must be accurate. And surds demonstrate this point. (Look for the 5 min mark)

Maybe. Probably, not. But surds are used in mathematical programs that demand accuracy. eg. engineering skyscrapers, building satellite dishes, and even in video games. But you won’t see them. Like so much mathematics surds will be hidden in some algorithm.

Here are two Examples:

Often written a 1:1.61 the Golden Ratio or Fibonacci Sequence appears in art and nature and has an aesthetic appeal to the eye, but the accurate ratio is:

Satellite dishes, headlights, torches, and bridges all designed using the parabolic arc. The parabola is defined by the quadratic function and sometimes solving for x produces an irrational no. namely a surd. Rounding off can introduce inaccuracies that can become more dramatic when scaled up to the sie of, say, a bridge.

**Here (below) is the fabulous Melbourne group, Syzygy.**

**Released Today their fabulous album, The Pendulum. **

**Really. Listen. **

**Mathspig lervs this music and also the ‘mathsy’ album cover too!!!!**

**But how much money do musicians earn via streaming services like Spotify?**

**The following information can be found at Business Insider.**

**What do you think mathspiggies? Is this fair?**

**If a group managed 20 million streams, which would be sensational, what would they earn?**