Friday, May 8, 2015

January 2015: New Year, Pink Floyd, Pick-up Lines, Monkeys, and Rain Man

(from January 24, 2015)

"Pick Up Lines"

These lines have no boundaries and no depth...

(from January 23, 2015)

"Function Notation Question"


(from January 21, 2015)

"Parallel lines question"


Learn more about Parallel lines and transversals at

(from January 18, 2015)

"Rain Man"

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(from January 15, 2015)

"Monkeys and Bananas"

Suppose 5 monkeys take 5 minutes to eat 5 bananas.
a) How many minutes would it take 10 monkeys to eat 10 bananas?
b) How many monkeys would it take to eat 2 bananas in 2 minutes?

SOLUTIONS and more questions in the spare parts section at mathplane

(from January 8, 2015)

"Pink Floyd"

David Gilmour teaches math...

(from January 1, 2015)

"New Year's Day"

The spirit of competition!

2015 Math Exercise: Using 2, 0, 1, 5, and any combination of math symbols/operations/functions, write equations that compute to every number between 1 and 25. (Challenge: can you compute every number between 26 and 50?)

Check out the 2-0-1-5 Puzzle!