Category: Math Humor

Grand Theft Calculus

To the best of my knowledge, this image was created by Scot Osterweil of MIT. Possibly Related Posts: Contemporary Algebra Collection (new resources 2/4/2019) Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast about ESIL Lens Add Graphs In The World to Courses Taking the Algebra Out of College Algebra Group Exploration in...

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Metric System in Real World Context

From xkcd: Maybe Common Craft can tackle Metrics in Plain English next? Possibly Related Posts: Contemporary Algebra Collection (new resources 2/4/2019) Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast about ESIL Lens Add Graphs In The World to Courses Bringing the Real World to Your Math Class Every Day Taking the Algebra Out of College...

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Algebra: Weightlifting for the Brain

A holiday gift from me to you. My friend Mat Moore is a budding illustrator looking for work, and so I commissioned him to draw me a cartoon for Christmas to give to all of you. Here is the cartoon. This cartoon was inspired from a quote attributed to a high school algebra teacher named Dean Sherman. “…people don’t lift weights so that they will be prepared should, one day, [someone] knock them over on the street and lay a barbell across their chests. You lift weights so that you can knock over a defensive lineman, or carry your groceries or lift your grandchildren without being sore the next day. You do math exercises so that you can improve your ability to think logically, so that you can be a better lawyer, doctor, architect, prison warden or parent. MATH IS MENTAL WEIGHT TRAINING. It is a means to an end (for most people), and not an end in itself.” Mat has given the cartoon a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license, which means that you are allowed to use it on tests, print it and hang it in your classroom, or use it in presentations, as long as you don’t change it, don’t make money off it, and keep the attribution to Mat. You can download the jpg file for this cartoon here. Hope you enjoy and use...

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Kumar’s Root Three Poem

From Harold and Kumar, the Square Root of Three Poem. Just for the record, I didn’t watch this movie – it was my husband. Possibly Related Posts: Contemporary Algebra Collection (new resources 2/4/2019) Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast about ESIL Lens Add Graphs In The World to Courses Bringing the Real World to Your Math Class Every Day Taking the Algebra Out of College...

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