## Posts Tagged ‘Simple Algebra’

## Trick 1: The Great MATHoudini

September 18, 2018## m+m maths 4: How many m+ms will kill my dog?

June 22, 2015## MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

January 2, 2015### Hellooooooooo Sweeties,

**This has to be the best way to save the planet. Yes! Eat up my little lovelies. For every kilo you pack on, you reduce your carbon footprint. Isn’t that the best news for piggies everywhere!!!!! You will find the yummy maths here:**

### How to pig out and save the planet

**Meanwhile, here are some other mathsy things to do with pigging out for fun and profit:**

**Who uses more calories to travel 10 km: mini or man?**

**How far do you have to walk to walk off 1 kg of fat?**

**How far can a biodiesel car drive on 1 kg of human fat?**

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### Cheerio my Chubbies

### Mathspig

## MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

July 31, 2014### Hellooooooooo Sweeties,

**Mathspig is always bemused that politicians (all shades), who struggle with maths of the economy, taxes and even their own expense accounts, suddenly become experts on how to teach maths.**

**Back to Basics is the current catch cry of politicians around the world … to win votes, of course. ****But what does it mean?:**

**Back to the 1950s? **

**With class sizes of 50, student reports stating ‘Margret was 33 ^{rd} in the grade’ and the ‘strap’ waiting at the ready in the teacher’s desk draw.**

**Back to the 1960s? **

**When maths wasn’t taught to girls. (In Year 8 Mathspig went to a convent. The nuns only taught arithmetic.)**

**Back to the 1970s? **

**When the school curriculum was seen by some to be class-based patriarchal propaganda. Some schools stopped scoring football games to prevent the elitist paradigm spreading.**

## Today?

**For some Back to Basics means Direct Instruction: a rigid, repetitious form of maths instruction when maths can be so much more. See Beware Maths Fundamentalists**

**Mathspigs Mission:**

**To make maths interesting, relevant and fun.**

**Here are some examples:**

**RATES:………………………………………………………………….**

**The Curious Nature of Drummers’ Brains**

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**% and LINEAR GRAPH:………………………………………**

**Hunger Games: How long does it take to bleed to death?**

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## PARABOLIC EQN:………………………………………………….

## Hunger Games: **How much an arrow drops in 100m?**

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**GEOMETRY:**………………………………………………………..

## The raising of the Concordia

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**PYTHAGORUS:**…………………………………………………….

**How Radar Works and the Search for a Ghost Ship**

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### Cheerio

### Mathspig

## MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig …………………………………………………. with Kerry Cue

January 15, 2014### Hellooooooooo My Little Butterflies,

#### Even if, like Muhammad Ali, you can move like a butterfly and sting like a bee, evidence shows that being hit in the head can cause brain damage and/or kill you. (**Ban boxing – it’s demeaning and dangerous,** New Scientist, 12 Aug, 2013)

#### Don’t get into a fight about this issue. Just do the maths. It’s a no brainer!

## It’s a Knuckle Breaker KNUCKLE HEAD!

### Toodles

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## Mathspig

### Hellooooooooo Mathpiggies,

### Some schools teach maths as if it was a dead language like Latin.

### Maths is great. Maths is useful. Maths is vital. Maths is fun.

### But maths needs good PR. Tell students just how amazing maths can be. Everyday.

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## 10 Totally Awesome Reasons Why You Should Do Maths

## With maths you can://////////////////////////////////////

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## 1. Design a Monster Duck///////////////////////////////

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## 2. Make a 3D Mini Me////////////////////////////////////

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## 3. Find a Ghost Ship////////////////////////////////////

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## 4. Build a Creepy Crabmobile////////////////////////

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## 5. Make Lotsa D’Oh!

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## 6. Clean Up Mega Messes////////////////////////////

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## 7. Produce Amazing Architecture

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## 8. Create Awesome CGI for Harry Potter Films

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**9. Rethink the Hotelicopter**

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