## Friday, June 28, 2013

### Math Links for Week Ending June 28th, 2013

Here is a really great kinaesthetic activity for graphing linear relations.  Thanks to Antonetta Lio for this one
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MFM2P

Where is the longest runway in the world? In the movie Fast & Furious 6 apparently. A lot of numerical calculations and rates go into solving this one.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-23005848
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MFM1P
On the BBC's More or Less a really nice example of how 99% success rate in terrorist detection would result in a large amount of false positives in a country like th US with 300 million peolpe. Other stories include mistakes of decimal point in the media when reporting how manypeople die after surgury and the idea of whether some numbers are big (in this case the amount of paper used by the courts) and how hard it is, apparently, to divide 17 by 2. Those are on the May 31st Episode.
On the June 10th Episode they talk to Naked Statistics author who talks about the myths about caffeine drinking and pregnant women, where we send kids to school, and the target case mentioned below
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U

If you liked Mine Sweeper and you like graphing then I have the game for you. Good for integers and plotting points. Make sure you read the instructions to figure out the strategy. Thanks to Laurie Hannan for htis one
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/MazeGame/
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM2D

How did Target figure out a teenage girl was pregnant before her father new? They used data
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
I normally don't like these teaching videos but I actually do like this one on how to multiply integers using tiles. Really kind of neat.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

The development of the Area of a circle.  Thanks to Kristina Smith for this one
Curriculum Tags: Gr8

A nice little primer for Probability. It starts off simple but actually gets more complex during the end. Probably best suited for MDM4U. Thanks to Stephanie De Boer for this one
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U

I like this news report on unit pricing. Thanks to Nicole Friedl for this one