How do you slice this? ; Papa John’s heart-shaped pizza

Artifact This perplexing Valentine's Day themed pizza shape from Papa John's. In case you're wondering, I was not able to find an actual size of the pizza on their website. Only this: I was able to find this though: This begs a few more questions. Guiding Questions Does this give you more or less pizza … Continue reading How do you slice this? ; Papa John’s heart-shaped pizza

Post-it Notes animation

Artifact This video of some amazing stop-motion animation using post-its dubbed 'Deadline.' Guiding Questions How long did this take? What's the time-length of each frame? How many post-its were used? How many of each color? Something about coordinate transformation? Can we do this? Suggested Activities Have students use coordinate geometry and transformations to make their … Continue reading Post-it Notes animation

I’m in love with a suitcase; ‘Readymade’ Suitcase Project (Part 1)

My job affords me the opportunity to travel all over the country and observe teachers putting their best feet forward. Problem is, I’ve never been much of a traveller. I’m terrible at packing. Therefore, I could really use something like this: This is a project suggested by Readymade magazine. I don’t want to gush too … Continue reading I’m in love with a suitcase; ‘Readymade’ Suitcase Project (Part 1)

A single robot-made rainbow ; what does it mean?

Artifact This amazing video of a rainbow-painting robot. (h/t: Science Friday.) Guiding Questions How much paint did this guy need of each color? What's the radius of the rainbow? or, What's the length of the arm that moves in a semi-circle that paints the rainbow? Which color will run out soonest? And how much sooner? … Continue reading A single robot-made rainbow ; what does it mean?

Pythagoras and Plants ; Aunt Bitty’s Gardens

Continuing from last week, we have another potential Pythagorean's Theorem Project/Problem. This one was sent in by Steve. =================================== AUNT BITTY'S GARDENS Launch: My Aunt Bitty has a business creating "designer gardens". These are beautiful little triangular gardens that fit into a particular space--usually the corner of a yard. You tell her your space, and … Continue reading Pythagoras and Plants ; Aunt Bitty’s Gardens

The Super Bowl is 100/1 odds to be in the 71+ point range; is that a good bet?

ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons and fellow sports gambling addict Cousin Sal had their annual Super Bowl prop bets podcast where they discussed the best gambling deals of this Sunday's Super Bowl (if gambling were legal, *ahem*). Aside: if you haven't checked out the list of potential bets for the Super Bowl, you should (how long … Continue reading The Super Bowl is 100/1 odds to be in the 71+ point range; is that a good bet?