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Archive for March, 2015

Who said…

March29

This person insists that only two things could have persuaded him to abandon his decades-long mission; if his wife ever wanted him to stop or if his mathematics were proved incorrect. “Thankfully, Vanessa never did want me to quit and she has been an incredible support throughout,” he says. “She is just as crazy as […]

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Having fun in a knowledge economy!

March23

“The NCAA men’s basketball tournament began last Thursday.  It is estimated that more than 60 million Americans have completed tournament brackets predicting the winners and losers.  Across the country, employees are spending workday time monitoring games, and discussing predictions and results with colleagues.  Many are waging bets. According to one estimate, the cost of lost wages […]

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Use King Henry to convert measurements

March23

Good old King Henry (seen here working on his times tables!). Well, maybe or maybe not. He was, after all, not liked by everyone, so what is he doing on a H3 Maths? Well, “King Henry” is most useful when it comes to doing conversions of measurements. Remember this phrase and you will be able […]

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Free Resources for Maths Teachers

March17

This website might be a really helpful source of resources for teachers and students alike – with powerpoints, revision cards, tests, etc. to help enhance learning across the high school Mathematics Curriculum:

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The Groom just doesn’t add up!

March14

“An Indian bride walked out of her own wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple maths test, police in northern India said. The bride in the state of Uttar Pradesh asked the groom to add 15 + 6. When he gave his answer as 17, she walked out of the ceremony. The […]

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Wacky Pi Day Activities…

March14

Wacky Pi Day activities, just in from Time.com: • In New York City, hundreds are expected to gather around a park fountain at 9:26 a.m. and with glow sticks in hand at 9:26 p.m. (to represent pi as 3.1415926) in an event organized by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath). • Lovebirds can get married […]

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How numbers change the value of something!

March11

This Sideswipe entry caught H3’s attention; “I had a neighbour… who put a fridge out on the (roadside) berm with a ‘free‘ sign and it stayed there for five days.  He took it back in for a few days then put it back on the berm with a sign showing ‘$25‘ and a phone number. […]

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Another Pi Day approaches and this one is special…

March8

Yes, we are heading for another Pi Day! This year, Pi Day will give us the first 9 decimals of Pi – that is on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m. the date and time will equal the first 10 digits of pi. Boy, as growing mathematicians, are we ever excited about this! More here […]

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Why don’t tape measures show √2?

March3

Your boss asks you to cut a length of wood exactly to √2. So, you get out your tape measure and ….what? There is NO √2! There should be though? After all, √2 is an exact length!! It was worked out on a calculator so you should be able to measure it? Why don’t rulers […]

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