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### An ancient tablet that demonstrates undoubted genius

August25

For nearly 100 years, the mysterious tablet above (no, it’s not an iPad) has been referred to as Plimpton 322. It was first discovered in Iraq in the early 1900s by Edgar Banks, the American archaeologist on which the character Indiana Jones is thought to have been largely based. Now researchers from the University of […]

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### The Art of Rectangular Pyramids

January15

Ahâ€¦The Louvre – perhaps the world’s most famous museum and an iconic, classical building which is noted for its modernistic entry which uses pyramids to contrast its surroundings. (H3 was taken aback by the beauty of this entry and the way in which it differed so much to the style of the French buildings and […]

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### Maths Digest Recommendation

October18

I highly recommend the Maths Digest resource for schools. Here is an example of the puzzles which really do help students and teachers think about their mathematical world:

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### Ratios are really useful

March1

We are on to Chapter 2, titled Ratios. The pyramid at Giza has some amazing mathematical properties and was probably constructed to scale using ratios from a model or sketch (I showed how this works in class). Last period we learned how to simplify ratios and also how to use the cool ratio method that […]

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The graph on the left (Coronavirus) is for a time period of 30 days, while the one on the right (SARS) is for 8 months! Very poor graphical comparison and hardly relevant, unless it is attempting to downplay the seriousness of the coronavirus?

10 x 9 x 8 + (7 + 6) x 5 x 4 x (3 + 2) x 1 = 2020

NCEA Level 2 Algebra Problem. Using the information given, the shaded area = 9, that is:
y(y-8) = 9 –> y.y – 8y – 9 =0
–> (y-9)(y+1) = 0, therefore y = 9 (can’t have a distance of – 1 for the other solution for y)
Using the top and bottom of the rectangle,
x = (y-8)(y+2) = (9-8)(9+2) = 11
but, the left side = (x-4) = 11-4 = 7, but rhs = y+? = 9+?, which is greater than the value of the opp. side??
[I think that the left had side was a mistake and should have read (x+4)?]