## Posts Tagged ‘student’

## MATH JOKE 6: The trigonometry of a fake tan

February 7, 2019## Death by Caffeine: The Maths Part 1 METRIC

September 10, 2018Death by Caffeine: The Math Part 1 USA UNITS here.

The lethal dose for **caffeine** is about 150 milligrams per kg of body weight. While the average person’s **caffeine** consumption is around 200 milligrams a day, the Mayo Clinic advises against exceeding 500 to 600 milligrams per day.

This work titled Timing is Everything is by street artist ABOVE in London.

You may want this much energy but be warned, energy drinks can kill.

It would take a ridiculously huge number of ANGRY WOMBAT energy drinks to kill a 14 year old weighing, say, 48 kg. Nevertheless, some kids are more sensitive to caffeine than others and then much lower levels of consumption of energy drinks can be fatal.

See Death by Caffeine: The Maths Part 2 METRIC

Here is the work (see below) TIMING IS EVERYTHING by street artist ABOVE in London showing the timing.

## Death by Caffeine: The Math Part 1 USA UNITS

September 10, 2018Death by Caffeine: The Maths Part 1 METRIC here

The lethal dose for **caffeine** is about 68 milligrams per lb of body weight. Average consumption of caffeine is about 200 milligrams a day. The Mayo Clinic advises against exceeding 500 to 600 milligrams per day.

This work titled Timing is Everything is by street artist ABOVE in London.

You may want this much energy but be warned, energy drinks can kill.

It would take a ridiculously huge number of ANGRY WOMBAT energy drinks to kill a 14 year old weighing, say, 110 lb. Nevertheless, some kids are more sensitive to caffeine than others and then much lower levels of consumption of energy drinks can be fatal.

See Death by Caffeine: The Math Part 2 USA UNITS

Here is the work (see below) TIMING IS EVERYTHING by street artist ABOVE in London showing the timing.

## 3. Everyone Hates Maths Anyway

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

## 8b. How much blood can YOU lose and survive? ……………METRIC

August 16, 2017# The Complaint

## 8b: When will I EVER use this maths?

# The Cause:

#### Students doing repetitive text book exercises without using maths to solve REAL WORLD problems.

**The Solution:**

## You are going to use this maths NOW…………………..

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## How much blood can YOU lose and survive?

## ………….METRIC UNITS

Remember the best calculator to use is the **WEB 2.0 Calculator** as it shows the worked equation as you go.

**CAREERS:** It’s not only health workers who need to understand these calculations, but also creatives running health campaigns online, on TV, radio and in magazines.

# TOPICS: Decimals, %, algebra, vol, weight units (METRIC)

PDF WORKSHEET HERE:**How**** much blood can you lose and still survive? WORKSHEET METRIC**

## 8b. How much blood can YOU lose and survive? ……………USA Units

August 16, 2017# The Complaint

## 8b: When will I EVER use this maths?

# The Cause:

#### Students doing repetitive text book exercises without using maths to solve REAL WORLD problems.

**The Solution:**

## You are going to use this maths NOW…………………..

## ……………………………………………………………………………….

## How much blood can YOU lose and survive?

## ………….USA Units

Remember the best calculator to use is the **WEB 2.0 Calculator** as it shows the worked equation as you go.

**CAREERS:** It’s not only health workers who need to understand these calculations, but also creatives running health campaigns online, on TV, radio and in magazines.

# TOPICS: Decimals, %, algebra, vol, weight units (USA UNITS)

PDF WORKSHEET HERE:How much blood can you lose and still survive? WORKSHEET USA UNITS

## 10 CRAZY CREATIVE MATHS BLOGS

April 14, 2016Background pattern found here.

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**Botanica Mathematica is a Mathematical knitting blog with patterns included run by Dr Julia Collins and Haggis the Sheep.**

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** The Mathematician’s Shirts! is a creative maths blog run by Julia Collins and Madeleine Shepherd. Yes! The same Julia Collins as above. It is a small collection of shirts but Big on imagination and this project is something middle school students could tackle using an old shirt. More on Flikr here.**

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**The Division by Zero ****blog is very mathsy. Seriously mathsy. It is run by David Richeson, Professor of Mathematics at Dickinson College. Even though it involves tertiary level maths it is full of curiosities about maths such as this gem below:**

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**I particularly loved the post about Gabriel’s Horn:**

**And pictures of Gabriel’s horn made out of paper cones. Gabriel’s horn is the surface obtained by revolving the curve y = 1/x for x> or = 1/2 about the -axis. Mathematics professors ‘wow’ introductory calculus students by sharing its paradoxical properties: it has finite volume, but infinite surface area. As they say, “you can fill it with paint, but you can’t paint it.”**

**The Golden Arches get a working over as well. Are they based on a parabola, Catenary (strung up chain hanging under it’s own weight) or other. It turns out it is other … the Golden Arches fit an ellipse.**

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**Visualising Math ****is a terrific Tumblr feed run by Monica Anuforo and Casey M. both college maths students from Minnesota, USA. I think Monic’a comments on the blog tell us all how important it is to engage Middle School students.**

**Monica Anuforo: Hello! I’m an 19 year old Nigerian-American female. Obviously, I’m a fan of mathematics. I was one of those people who were lucky enough to find out that MATH IS AWESOME as early as middle school as opposed to later in life.**

**The Tumblr feed is a fabulous collection of mathematical images including fractals, gifs and jokes. Some of these images (See below) could be drawn, coloured or constructed by Middle School students so they too can discover that maths is awesome!!!**

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**Math for Lovers ****is an anonymous Tumblr feed run by Kcmr. It is an eclectic collection of maths art, gifs and jokes. While it hasn’t been updated for awhile the images are still worth exploring. Here are just two:**

**Faig Ahmed is an internationally recognized artist from Baku, Azerbaijan, who represented Azerbaijan at the Venice Biennale in 2007. He is well known for his conceptual works that utilize traditional decorative craft and the visual language of carpets into contemporary sculptural works of art.**

**Cut and paste novel wall art at etsy.**

**You have to love a maths blog that announces:**

**This is why geometry is important kids. It can blow your mind.**

**This is a brilliant clip of Klemens Torggler’s kinetic art door based on rotating squares. The special invention makes it possible to move the object sideways without the use of tracks.**

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**Math is Beautiful,****a maths tumblr stream, is oldish and seriously mathsy but some of the stunning visual images and interesting gifs would intrigue Middle school students. e.g. The image below is a screen grab of a circle of dots that rolls around the circumference inside a bigger circle …. but … but .. but … the gif shows that the dots actually only move along the diameters marked. Fas-kin-ating!**

**Here is another screen shot (above) of a gif tagged ‘I cannot stop staring at this. Try it. Your mind will be taken over by a higher power.**

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**The Advanced Geometry Tumblr**** stream is a stunning visual feast combining art, geometry and design. By art I mean … could be arty but naked bodies. But exploring the imagery is simply inspiring.**

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**Randomly Generated Polygonal Insects by ‘Istvan’ for NeonMob**

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**Susan Lombardo created the Math and Fiber blog for students in an upper division college geometry course. The beauty of this blog it gives step by step instructions on how to create a crocheted coral reef, adds the maths behind the project and many interesting links.**

**CONSERVATION CROCHET Project at the University of Washington**

**And Gabrielle Meyers’ Hyperbolic Surfaces**

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**Hyperbolic Crochet Blog**

**Also check out Hyperbolic Crochet Blog of a Palestinian Maths teacher. Daina Taimina combines math education, knitting and crochet and her love of art in her book Crocheting Adventures with the Hyperbolic Planes. This blog also provides a fascinating looking at math taught in a different language and script!!!!!!**

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**The Virtual Math Museum links you to some of the most fabulous maths artists in the world including:**

**Brian Johnston and his Hydrogen Orbital (above)**

**and Luc Bernard and his Kuen’s Surface: **

**A Meditation on Euclid, Lobachevsky, and Quantum Fields.**

**And more ….**