Friday, July 10, 2015

Math Links for Week Ending July 10th, 2015

It's Tour De France time. So why not have an infographic about how much a typical rider eats per day
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U

You might have seen these memes on the Internet about never needing to use algebra, well here is a nice little post about why you need it every day.
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Hey, how would you like to be a 15 year old boy who discovers a math mistake in the Boston Museum's 30 year old Mathematica exhibit. It was in a section dealing with the Golden Ration but turns out he wasn't quite right about the mistake (they just used a different representation). Nice try though.
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Recently it was Tau Day (June 28th) and Vi Hart has created a (sort of) new video in homage to it. She has been doing a lot of work with this 360 degree video recording device and used it for this video. If you have an Android phone watch this video on that and see what happens as you move the phone around. If not then drag around the video to change your perspective (it might not work here, you might have to actually go to YouTube to see it.
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Hey as it turns out dividing 1 by a series of 9s will yield the Fibonacci sequence in the decimals. Check out how it works here:
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MCR3U

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