## Posts Tagged ‘test’

March 27, 2019
Tell your year 8 or 9 students this test is designed to test their ability to concentrate and use logic while doing a challenging test under pressure.

Tell students to circle the ‘correct’ answer. Then wait to see how long it takes them to think you have totally lost the plot! You can make copies of the test using the PDF links below. You can put the answers up later on the smart board or just read out the answers.

Mathspig April Fools Math Test 1 USA

Mathspig April Fools Math Test 2 USA

Mathspig April Fools Math Test ANSWER USA

Posted in Funny ha^2 Maths, Middle School, middle school, Silly Maths Jokes, The Teacher Goes Bananas, Year 7 mathspig **|** Tagged April Fool, class, crazy, funny, joke, Math %, Middle school, prank, teacher, test, trick, Try, Year 8 **|** 2 Comments »

March 27, 2019
Tell your year 8 or 9 students this test is designed to test their ability to concentrate and use logic while doing a challenging test under pressure.

Tell students to circle the ‘correct’ answer. Then wait to see how long it takes them to think you have totally lost the plot! You can make copies of the test using the PDF links below. You can put the answers up later on the smart board.

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test 1**

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test 2 **

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test ANSWER**

Posted in Funny ha^2 Maths, Middle School, Silly Maths Jokes, The Teacher Goes Bananas, Year 7 mathspig **|** Tagged April Fool, class, crazy, funny, joke, Math %, Middle school, prank, teacher, test, trick, Try, Year 8 **|** Leave a Comment »

October 12, 2018
# Students can misunderstand teachers.

# If math teachers mumble this is the result:

### So I’m helping a Year 7 student. Smart kid. This is her test paper.

### NOTE: Students must hear terms clearly pronounced to learn them.

Posted in Junior School, maths joke, Maths NEWS, Silly Maths Jokes, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged classroom, correctly, geometry, hear, joke, Maths, Method, plan, pronounced, teacher, terms, test, understood, Year 7 **|** Leave a Comment »

March 23, 2017
Tell your year 8 or 9 students this test is designed to test their ability to concentrate and use logic while doing a challenging test under pressure.

Tell students to circle the ‘correct’ answer. Then wait to see how long it takes them to think you have totally lost the plot! You can make copies of the test using the PDF links below. You can put the answers up later on the smart board.

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test 1**

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test 2 **

**Mathspig April Fools Maths Test ANSWER**

Posted in maths joke, Middle School, middle school, Silly Maths Jokes, The Teacher Goes Bananas, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged April Fool, class, crazy, funny, joke, Math, Middle school, prank, teacher, test, trick, Try, Year 8 **|** 2 Comments »

March 23, 2017
Tell your year 8 or 9 students this test is designed to test their ability to concentrate and use logic while doing a challenging test under pressure.

Tell students to circle the ‘correct’ answer. Then wait to see how long it takes them to think you have totally lost the plot! You can make copies of the test using the PDF links below. You can put the answers up later on the smart board or just read out the answers.

Mathspig April Fools Math Test 1 USA

Mathspig April Fools Math Test 2 USA

Mathspig April Fools Math Test ANSWER USA

Posted in Mad Mad Maths Fun in the Classroom, maths joke, Middle School, Silly Maths Jokes, The Teacher Goes Bananas, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged April Fool, class, crazy, funny, joke, Math, Middle school, prank, teacher, test, trick, Try, Year 8 **|** Leave a Comment »

May 12, 2016
**Once upon a time, Grade 2 students did very boring work in maths. And they had to do lots of tests too. **

**Sometimes evil witches wrote the test questions. These Year 2 (Grade 2) questions were very, very scary. Here is one of those very scary questions. It was so scary lots of people turned into angry birds when they saw this question. The angry birds tweeted that this question is ” too hard’. Tweet! Tweet! (The Telegraph , UK, 9 May, 2016)**

**A very wise old Mathspig worked out the answer.**

**X -19 +17 = 63**

** X = 65**

**Mmmmm, this is a scary question for Grade 2. **

**Many Grade 2 teachers are Wonderful Maths Wizards. They make maths magical and fun everyday. Students must sharpen their pencils and put on their wizards thinking hats to practise their maths. But maths can be magical and fun too. So here is:**

** A MATHS FAIRY STORY**

#### by Mathspig

### A Wonderful Maths Wizard teacher can read the story out loud and the little Grade 2 Maths Wizards can write down their answers.

**Printable Version**** below.**

Posted in Arithmetic, counting, Maths Piglets, sums **|** Tagged counting, fairy, grade 2, How many baby teeth?, How many teeth does a cat have?, How many teeth does a dog have?, How many teeth does a mouse have?, How many teeth does an adult have?, Math %, question, tale, teeth, test, too hard, tooth **|** Leave a Comment »

November 25, 2015

** Here’s the Hokey Pokey:**

You put your right foot in

You take your right foot out

You put your right foot in

And you shake it all about

You do the hokey pokey

And you turn yourself around

That’s what it’s all about!

**Why are algorithms as easy as the Hokey Pokey?**

**Because the Hokey Pokey is an algorithm or a set of steps that have to be taken to complete a task (see below) and the task is having fun and/or being really embarrassed by your parents in public. Whatever!**

For more information about algorithms go to the Khan Academy here.

** READABILITY ALGORITHM**

We are going to look at texts including a maths test to check their readability. Here are just a few songs with their age and Grade readability scores:

Hokey Pokey (above) = Grade 3 = 9 yo

Frosty the Snowman = Grade 5 = 11 yo

Hello by Adele = Grade 5 = 11 yo

Wildest Dream = Taylor Swift = Grade 3 = 9 yo

Russians* Sting = Grade 6 = 12 yo

* Most complicated lyrics I know. Any other suggestions?

Posted in Algorithms, algorithms, Middle School **|** Tagged algorithm, definition, easy, example, explained, formula, Fun, Fun calculations for middle school math, Hokey Pokey, Math %, readability, shopping, simple, test, text **|** Leave a Comment »