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Numbers are Vital – Here’s the Proof

April2

I love the “cover-up method” where I hide something and students are challenged to find the answer. For example, suggest some numbers that would make this new item make sense. Then check out the solutions in ‘Post Support’.

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The Real Math Behind ‘The Simpsons’

February5

So, in relation to my last post, here is a puzzle that appeared in a Simpsons Episode – centered on baseball. Can you figure out the attendance at this game? For a complete explanation, check out this 12min video here.

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Which number is the odd one out?

January27

These talented young dancers are doing a routine for a judge – who will score them using their numbers. Above them are two more numbers, making the sequence 5, 7, 2, 5 or (top to bottom) 7, 5, 5, 2. My students enjoyed coming into class and, when seeing four numbers on the board, trying […]

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“It’s all about numbers!”

December28

It was one of those nasty family surprises – a family member having an emergency visit to hospital. As the nurse was making the patient comfortable, she was also busy checking the vital stats and noting them down in her log. Her comment was, “It’s all about numbers and I can’t do my job without […]

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An Odd bit of Math

December10

ODD and EVEN NUMBERS. The Pythagoreans knew of the distinction between odd and even numbers. The Pythagoreans used the term gnomon for the odd number. A fragment of Philolaus (c. 425 B. C.) says that “numbers are of two special kinds, odd and even, with a third, even-odd, arising from a mixture of the two.” […]

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Racing at 2 million kms/hr!

February11

Hundreds of galaxies hiding on the other side of the Milky Way have been discovered by an international team of scientists. They were able to see through the stars and dust of the Milky Way, into a previously unexplored region of space using the Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia. Despite being just […]

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Dynamic world numbers in real time

October13

Click on this image to view world numbers in real time:

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Another Math IQ

October11

See Post Support for the pattern

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Words began with numbers!

October2

“Much like today’s tablets, writing at length on the world’s first tablets was a pain in the neck. Fire-hardened clay tablets were really only convenient for scribbles and straight lines, just enough for simple accounting with graphic symbols and tick marks. “Words, in a sense, began with numbers” says Peter Watson in his superb book […]

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The parking lot puzzle

June21

H3 Note: Give yourself about 30 sec to do this. Answer is in the Post Support

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