## Posts Tagged ‘Zombie Maths’

January 29, 2015

#### Hellooooooooo Darlings,

#### Mathspig is going to the Aussie Open Tennis Semi-finals tonight.

#### Some quick maths.

#### Men’s and Women’s Singles Prize Money;

#### Win; $3,100,000

#### Runner UP: $1,550,00

#### It cost me … ARGGHHHH! … $Aus250 a ticket. If they play for the average game time of a Grand Slam match of 1 1/2 hrs it will costing me $2.78 a minute or 1 1/2 cappuccinos a minute.

#### If the game goes for 3 hrs (more common in finals) it will be costing me $1.39 a minute, but the winner gets $650,000 for playing in a semi-final and that means they earn – for 3 hrs – $7,222 a minute. Now that is a lot of cappuccinos.

**Of course, tennis stars need maths … to count all that loot!!!!!!!**

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November 7, 2014

# Hello My Cherubs,

### This week we are survivors. Sort of.

### Lava flowing from the Kilauea volcano is threatening tiny town of Pahoa in Hawaii.

### Can you out run a lava Flow? You have to do the maths.

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## On your bike

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## Cheerio

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September 30, 2014

### Hello Babies,

### Randall Munroe is a pro web cartoonist, maths nut and maths guru who answers crazy hypothetical questions using maths. His website is xkcd.

### His TED lecture is here.

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### And his book What if? Can be found here.

### Here are some of the questions Randall attacks:

### Ans: It could be as early as 2065.

### Ans: Not to be recommended.

### Ans: Mach 1 or really, really, fast.

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### Mathspig loves this crazy maths. Here are some of the hypothetical questions from mathspig:

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### And now Mathspig has been cruising in her Hogmobile working out how far a car can travel on human fat. You will find interesting calculations here, here and here.

### Ooooooh! I’ve got the munchies. I better go and make some more DIY bio-fuel.

### Cheerio

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August 19, 2014

#### Hellooooooooo Darling,

#### So who will be my stunt double when they make the film of my exciting maths life. I’m thinking

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#### …Miss Piggy

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#### While I’m deciding you might enjoy some Stuntman Maths as well as Stuntwoman Maths and Stunt pig Maths:

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June 30, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Wallaroos,

#### Mathspig has been reading *The Last Child in the Woods* by Richard Louv. He describes school today as a form of ‘passive incarceration’. Too many children live their life indoors exposed to the ‘one-way experience of television and other electronic media’. Many rarely, or never, experience nature or just digging for worms in the garden. And sometimes nature is just around the corner.

#### Mathspig lives 10 km from the CBD in Melbourne, Australia. Aussies often joke about riding kangaroos to school or warn of Drop Bears (Koalas that kill tourists dropping from trees). It’s our Aussie sense of humour. Those jokes almost seemed real when these kangaroos turned up by the Yarra river below Mathspig’s house recently. They’re wild roos. I saw them at 9am one Sunday looking at all the joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists on the nearby bike track. They didn’t seem worried. Awesome. Or, maybe, roo-some.

#### So outdoors we go, mathpiggeies, to embrace nature and have some grand maths adventures:

#### Other outdoor maths adventures on this blog:

#### Why not invent a new unit of length, make a string in, say, Smoots, and go outside and measure parts of the school.

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May 29, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Sweetpeas,

#### Put it down. Step back from the ch0colate box. Did you know chocolate can kill you? And it takes less than you think. Stop chewing and read on:

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### While we’re looking at spooky DEATH Statistics check out these posts:

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### Maybe, won’t die. Maybe, you will become a ZOMIE. No worries, we have that covered too.

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### Bye-de-bye and watch your step

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# Mathspig

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May 2, 2014

### Hellooooooooo My Little Party Pigs,

# ‘Maths is booooooooring’

### Middle school students often moan about maths.

### Actually, quite often maths is boring because lessons are sooooooo predictable. Chapter 1 is followed by …..Guess what?

### Chapter 2. And then Chapter 2 is followed by …… You get the picture.

### The one way to kill boredom and get their attention is to SURPRISE THEM.

### Ask them weird questions. Do strange calculations. Find a ghost ship. Give them odd maths challenges. Have funny maths days. Throw a maths party.

### Here are some ways you can SURPRISE …. EVEN SHOCK them!

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### And just to inspire you too here are some weird, funny, serious, ridiculous and fascinating quotes:

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## Bye-de-bye

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