## Archive for the ‘Silly Maths Jokes’ Category

## 2. MoMaths: Manhattan’s Museum of Mathematics

January 15, 2013### You can make these fantastic shapes by Joseph O’Rouke, Olin Professor of Computer Science @ Smith College MA if you go here.

## 3. Yes! They’ll All Stare at Your Mathematical Hair

January 15, 2013### Maths teachers are often accused of having the dress sense of a circus elephant and the hairstyles of a geriatric orangutan.

### Is this fair? You decide. Here are some maths teacher haircuts from the archives.

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### However there are maths teachers and mathematicians out there who will take one for the cause. Here are two noble maths devotees.

### How dedicated are maths teachers?????

### Or, a more relevant question could be how insane are maths teachers?

# 1. Nick Sayers

### Makezine Math Monday

# 2. David Whitfield, Math Teacher, Parkrose High School

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# 3. You should be scared Mathspiggies.

# Very, very scared.

### What happens if you don’t do you maths homework?

### Cruel and unusual punishment:

### You vill be punished. You vill pay for the error of you vays. Evil laugh.

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# Weird Maths Activity

### How long would it take for your hair to grow as tall as you??? Assuming your hair can grow that long.

### You’ll find all you need to know here:

# Jedward Hair

## 7. Cool Maths Stuff

January 15, 2013## Maths rocks, right?

## So mathspiggies here is some really cooooool maths stuff.

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## 1. Cool Math Jeans for Girls

## by Australian designer Perrin Linn.

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## 2. Cool bag

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## 3. Cool iPhone cover

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## 4. Cool Poster

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## 5. Cool Math Stamp

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# Weird Maths Activity

## Really, Really Cool Paper Plane from NASA

## 10. Way Weird Maths

January 15, 2013## In the Way Weird Maths department are:

# 1. The Back Hair Coiff

# 2. The Fibonacci Hair Flip

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### fibonacci hair

# 3. Fractal Jewellery

## This jewellery made with diamonds and sapphires by Mark Newson for the jeweller Boucheron is based on the Julia Set shown below.

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# 4. Scary Math

## Halloween or not, this guy is scary!!!!!

## Could this be the math teacher you do not want to meet int he dark?

# 6. Geometric Hair

## Mathspig calls this the Isosceles coiff (below). You have to see it from the Right Angle!!!

## The Cubic Hair. The model is actually saying ‘Geometry stole my brain’.

## The Tesselation tresses. The hard work is is walking into the wind so you don’t upset the tessellations.

# 7. Maths bling watch

## Hammacher Schlemmer is offering The LED Matrix Watch for **$79.9**

## How do you tell the time? Work it out mathspigs.

# 8. Maths is Evil Mug

## See, maths is evil. We have the proof!!!

# 9. Math Body Art

## These are scary maths tatts. What if the tattooist failed maths? He might make a big mistake. And you’d have maths teachers forever correcting your back … possibly with red pens.

## ….You wanna punch in the face by an inverse function

### ………… I am the unit circle of an exponential cult!!!

### …… I am a standard deviation or is that a deviant?

# 10. Truly scary math tatt.

## Someone this crazy about math may not be stable.

### … I am the Math Murderer of your worst nightmares. (Cue: hysterical laugh.)

# Weird Math Activity

## Here is the challenge. Can your maths students make up clock faces (they need not be round) that tell the time using only:

# 1. triangles

# 2. algebra

# 3. matrices

# 4. fractions

# 5. a bar graph

# 6. a line graph

# 7. pi

# 8. trigonometry

## Advanced Algee baa II

November 1, 2012## The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt: The Rules

August 15, 2012# The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt

# THE RULES

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# Teacher Notes

# Aim:

### To have fun with maths.

### To use lots of different skills

### eg. artistic, photographic, performance, comic involving maths

### To have something in the challenge for every member of the class not just maths whiz kids.

# Timing:

## Week 1

### Introduction: Form teams in class time. Give them the Scavenger Hunt Sheets so they can devise their team name and war cry/anthem.

### eg. QTπ, The Smart Asymptotes,The Quadratics,The Nerd Herd,Numerators, Number Nutters and The Vulgar FactionGive teams 1 week to gather or create scavenger items.

### You will find a complete PDF file of The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt @ the end of the following post, plus a PDF file answer guide.

## Week 2:

### Students are to bring items to class.

### All teams must perform their war cry/anthem. Other performance items should be presented.

# Score:

### Any calculations must be written down. All graphs should be hand drawn.

### Teams should then tally their own scores.

### Cross check with another team.

# Prize:

### The prize will be a dodgy trophy (see pic) that you buy at a Op shop/ secondhand shop.

### Rebrand it.

### Decorate with hideous ribbons.

### And make a fuss. This is Parody Power and everyone is in on the joke.

### The trophy should be awarded with great fanfare.

### Perhaps, you could include a fanfare like this.

Mrs Yurconic math blog

# Student Sheets

### The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt student sheets follow.

### Student Name:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grade:. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

### Team Name:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date Due:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

### Team Members:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

### Team War Cry / Anthem:

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### Rules:

### * Team: 2 – 4 members

### * Aim: Teams score points for weird scavenger challenges.

### * Each team must create a fun maths-themed name and team war cry/song.

### * Scavenger Challenges: There are 4 Scavenger Challenge groups:

### 1. Maths Survivor

### 2. So You Think You can Add!

### 3. The Great Maths Race

### 4. The X Squared Factor.

### * Points earned from each group are in order: 1, 1**¼**, 2 **½** and 4**⅓.**

### * Teams must produce a minimum of 2 objects/creations from each group (Maximums shown below)

### * Teams can get as much help as they like from anyone

### crazy enough to help them.

### * The highest score wins the glorious

### Great Maths Scavenger Hunt Trophy as shown (above), but uglier.

## 3.The Great Maths Race

August 15, 2012# Challenge 3:

# The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt

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## 3.The Great Maths Race

### * Make a protractor Anemometer and calculate the current wind speed. Conversion Chart here.

### * Bring a sextant

### * The Brix number is used to measure sweetness. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution. What would the Brix number be for orange juice, Gatorade and coke? You will need to know the sugar content in gm for each drink ( Look here) and the volume of a coke can or bottle.

### * Make a poster using maths symbols going off at a tangent.

### * Your growth chart for 10-year period.

### * Width of the front of the school block in toilet paper sheets. You will find some handy measurements here.

### * Bake a π pie

### * Cook a Fibonacci cake

### * Bring in a mock up poster (in waste paper) of all paper sizes from A8 to A0.

### * How much do we spend per person each year on toilet paper? You will find information @ toilet paper fun facts. Yes! There is a Toilet Paper Fun Facts website. We use an average of 57 sheets each per year and, say, a toilet roll has 350 sheets. You will have to price the toilet rolls.

### * Prove 1 + 1 = 2 in the most complicated way you can.

### * Demonstrate Pythagoras Theorem using Saltine crackers.

### * Develop a maths clap chant. Team must teach clap chant to class.

### * Make potato stamps of the surds: √2, √3 and √5 and stamp an equation.

### * Use bubble gum to demonstrate the parabola to the class of y = x^{2}

### * Make an Origami Pentagon from a square

### * Make a (with clothes on) photo of yourself as Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.

### * Make Pascal’s Triangle using jellybeans or rice grains

### * If your hair kept growing at the average rate of 0.04 cm per day, how long would it take to reach the same length/height as you? Show calculations.

### * Make a poster of Bernoulli’s Triangle 20 lines long.

### * The fastest remote controlled car on earth, so they say, is the Traxxas XO-1, which goes from 0-62mph ( 0 – 99 kph) in just 2.3 seconds and can hit 100mph (160 kph) in less than five seconds. How long would it take for the remote controlled car to travel to your nearest Macdonald’s and return with fries at 62 mph and 100mph? Print out a map.

### * Research the height and weight of 10 famous ballerinas and plot these statistics on a height Vs weight chart. Is there a mathematical pattern?

### * If a kangaroo can hop at 25 kph (15.5 mph), how long would it take to hop across the middle of Australia E to W?