## Posts Tagged ‘scary’

October 25, 2017

**The Complaint: Everyone Hates Maths Anyway**

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**The Cause: **

**Students absorb maths fear and loathing from peers, siblings, parents and the culture. eg.**

From the TwoFatDudes blog.

**The Solution: **

**Invite interesting guest speakers to talk to students. Other subjects do this. Bring in a cool young ex-student and attitudes can change, fast.**

**Otherwise show them these videos. The first video especially is AWESOME and totally, totally COOL.**

## Cool Guys talk about Math:

**Here are their blogs:**

**Patrick JMT**

Maths stories about death, tragedy and comedy in maths

## Tyler De Witt

On Scientific Notation

On Significant Figures and using significant figures this video has had 1 MILLION hits.

## Paul Andersen Bozeman Channel

Structure and Function of the Brain

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September 13, 2017

**The Complaint**: Maths is really SCARY!………………

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**The Cause**:

**Some students think maths is always right or wrong and they are scared of making mistakes.**

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**The Solution:**

#### You are going to do maths with no right or wrong answers. You just start and see what results you get.

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Yeah! It’s a Dad Joke!

Whoa! Totally CRAZY! Skiing a HELIX.

It looks like a Fibonacci Spiral, but that is an illusion. Steps on a spiral staircase are always the same length!

NO! This is not your homework. No stunts.

Just show us where you see maths in the world.

Prime Numbers vs The Hackers!

Note: The last challenge involves guess work. Maybe, an intelligent guess, but, maybe, not.

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September 13, 2017

**The Complaint: Maths is really SCARY!****…………….**

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**The Cause:**

**Some students think maths is always right or wrong and they are scared of making mistakes.**

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**The Solution:**

**Conduct your own DAD JOKE survey. No right or wrong. Answers will vary from group to group.****………………………………………………………………………………….**

**Topics:**

**Postive, negative integers, number line.**

**The Challenge**

More Math Jokes for Mathy Folks **here.**

**PLAIN TEXT Dad Joke Maths Survey Worksheet pdf UK & Australia**

**PLAIN TEXT Dad Joke Math Survey Worksheet pdf USA**

**Dad Joke List 1 pdf**

**Dad Joke List 2 pdf**

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September 3, 2017
**The Complaint: Maths is really SCARY!****…………….**

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**The Cause:**

**Some students think maths is always right or wrong and they are scared of making mistakes.**

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**The Solution:**

**Go on a Maths Photo Scavenger Hunt. There is no right or wrong. Just see what maths you can find out there.**

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**The Challenge:****………………………………………………………**

**Can you find the following maths out there somewhere and bring back photographic evidence?**

**Topics:**

**Multiple Topics**

**The Challenge**

**Maths Photo Scavenger Hunt Worksheet PDF**

**More interesting Maths Selfies here.**

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July 17, 2017
## METRIC UNITS below. USA UNITS here.

# BEAR STATISTICS

# Grizzly Bear

**Weight: 250kg**

**Height: 250cm**

**Top Speed: 56kph = 16 m/sec**

**More bear stats here. **

# Brown Bear

**Weight: 680kg**

**Height: 250cm**

**Top Speed: 35kph = 10m/s**

**More bear stats here.**

**Comparing these speeds to the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt:**

# Usain Bolt:

**Top speed: 243kph = 12m/s**

**So Usain Bolt could out run a Brown Bear but NOT a Grizzly!**

# Bears are NOT as dangerous as:

**In fact more Americans die choking on their own vomit each year than a re killed by bears.**

**More death stats here.**

**But bears are very fast so Park Rangers recommend the following survival tactics:**

**More bear survival info here.**

**REF: Dog helps save hikers after grizzly chases them for 20 minutes here.**

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