Posts Tagged ‘scary’
July 3, 2022
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NOTE: Michael (above), who seems appropriately scary for this post, uses a commercial Galton Board. It has one flaw. Many balls feed into the grid at once and this will change the pathways taken because the balls bump into one another. The best results come from dropping in the balls one at a time. If you had the patience to drop in 3,000 balls one at a time.

Posted in middle school , Normal Distribution , probability , statistics , STRANGER THINGS MATH , Year 12 mathspig , Year 7 mathspig , Year 9 Mathspig | Tagged Binomial Equations , Eleven , Galton Board , Lab , Maths , Middle school , Normal Distribution , Pascals Triangle , powers , probability , scary , Series 4 , Stranger Things , The Upside Down , Vecna | 1 Comment »

October 25, 2021
Posted in Middle School , Silly Maths Jokes , surds , Year 7 mathspig , Year 9 Mathspig | Tagged activity , challenge , crazy , exercise , Fun , funny , Grade , Halloween , joke , Maths , Middle school , scary , surds | Leave a Comment »

May 14, 2019
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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March 6, 2019

You will find TWILIGHT TV series Math here .

Posted in algebra , Exponential Functions , Hollywood Maths , Middle School , Senior School , TV SHOW Maths , Vampire Maths | Tagged algebra , challenge , exponential , function , horror , Math , Maths , Middle school , scary , simple , story , TV , Twilight , vampire | 2 Comments »

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:
VIDEO

Here are their blogs:

Patrick JMT
Maths stories about death, tragedy and comedy in maths

VIDEO

Tyler De Witt
On Scientific Notation

VIDEO

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

VIDEO

Paul Andersen Bozeman Channel
Structure and Function of the Brain

VIDEO

Posted in 10 REasons Why Students Hate Maths: BUSTED , Middle School , Year 7 mathspig , Year 9 Mathspig | Tagged Busted , cool , encourage , everyone hates , how to , inspire , inspiring , Math , mathematicians , Middle school , motivate , role models , scary , student , why students hate | 2 Comments »

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.

Posted in 10 REasons Why Students Hate Maths: BUSTED , Middle School , middle school , Number line , Prime numbers , Year 7 mathspig , Year 9 Mathspig | Tagged back to school , Busted , ccss , DAD JOKE , hackers , hate , HOmework , Math , national curriculum , photo scavenger hunt , Prime numbers , project , real world , scary | 1 Comment »

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

Posted in 10 REasons Why Students Hate Maths: BUSTED , Middle School , Negative Intergers , Number line , Year 7 mathspig , Year 9 Mathspig | Tagged 10 reasons , adding , best ever , DAD JOKE , Fun , hate , Math , Middle school , negative integers , Number line , project , real world , scary , SURVEY , worksheet | Leave a Comment »

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 .

Posted in 10 REasons Why Students Hate Maths: BUSTED , Middle School , Year 7 mathspig | Tagged 10 reasons , back to school , Busted , cool , Fun , hate , inspiring , introduction , Math , Middle school , photo , project , scary , scavenger hunt , worksheet | 3 Comments »

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 .

Posted in algebra , Decimals , Fractions , Linear Equation , Middle School , Simultaneous Equations , The Terrifying Maths of Running from a Bear , units length , units speed , Year 7 mathspig , Year 9 Mathspig | Tagged amazing , bear , Brown , campers , danger , death , Grizzly , kill , Math , project , safety , scary , speed , stats , warning | 5 Comments »