You might have seen this: Well... which is the better buy?! We can figure this out by finding the area of the pizza slices and seeing which is a better bang for your buck. "How do we find the area of a part of a circle" you ask? "Read on my dear friend!" The area … Continue reading LEARN Area of a Circle Segment
The Chicken Nugget Puzzle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNTSugyS038 McDonald's sells chicken nuggets in packs of 4, 6, and 9 (I'm excluding 20 because mathematically, it's irrelevant here). If the employees can only sell chicken nuggets in these amounts, what is the LARGEST number of chicken nuggets that you can order that they WON'T be able to serve you … Continue reading Fun Math Puzzles to LEARN From Part 3
The Cigarette Puzzle Mr. Del Santo, my geometry teacher in high school, would present us with riddles and puzzles. This one is my favorites from the good ol' days: A homeless man can roll one full cigarette if he uses 10 cigarette butts. How many cigarettes can he possibly make if he collects 5,500 cigarette … Continue reading Fun Math Puzzles to LEARN From Part 2
Math is just as much about solving them as it is coming up with problems. You always learn about the rules of math and how to solve problems... but every rule you'll ever learn was discovered or invented to answer a question. And my favorite part about math is coming up with questions and reading … Continue reading Fun Math Puzzles to LEARN From Part 1
This is just the beginning of a seriously long, but hopefully contained, scheduled rant about art and math. MATH IS BEAUTIFUL I TELL YOU! AND SOMETIMES ART IS VERY STRUCTURED! I personally, think that math is discovered. And art doesn't exist without context (nothing does). So many art pieces have math in them, even if … Continue reading LEARN Why Artists Don’t Need to Hate Math
Got a nerdy STEM friend or significant other? With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, I am looking for a great nerdy gift to get my boyfriend, but you wanna know a secret?!?!? THEY ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! You can find a lot of sites for comicon-esque merchandise and STEM kids … Continue reading LEARN What STEM Adults Want For Christmas!
The Fibonacci Sequence can be expressed as Fn=Fn-1 + Fn-2 . The first two numbers of this sequence are 0 and 1 or 1 and 1, but it’s sorta your choice. So that means the pattern would be… 0 1 0+1=1 1+1=2 2+1=3 3+2=5 5+3=8 8+5=13 … On and on forever. It's a neat little pattern, if … Continue reading LEARN The Fibonacci Sequence