Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Maths activities today.


Alexander and Thomas worked a Numb3rs activity, based on the epsiode where Charlie tries to prove that a brilliant student did not commit suicide but was pushed off the bridge.

The activity involved exploring parabolas.

What was most interesting was the relationship of the parabola to the fall off the bridge, mentioned in the episode of Numb3rs. We watched that episode last week.

Meanwhile, Anthony made lattice multiplication grids, from the Mathwire site.

He enjoyed seeing how Napier's bones could work ( "its like a magic trick", said he!)and we did a little bit of internet research on John Napier and his mathematical bones.


Oh, and what did Jonathon do? Well, yesterday, he sat an online exam for uni; today he has been at work at McDonalds and on Thursday he sits another uni exam ~ this time with an invigilator.

7 comments:

Cindy said...

Hey, Leonie, can you post the numbers link again? I clicked on it and got Billy Blanks! :)

Leonie said...

Soryy! lol! I fixed the link...

Cindy said...

Thank you ! Though it would have been fun to have a math lecture from Billy Blanks... Kind of like kickbox-math fusion! Oh I feel silly today!

Leonie said...

:-)

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

WOW!

Sabine said...

Very cool! I need to share this with my teens!

Leonie said...

Hey, Sabine, we love the Numb3rs TV series - except we watch it on DVD ( no ads! lol!).