Tuesday, August 07, 2007

magic MATHS!


maths is great - afterall, we like shopping don't we? and working out how much pizza we can all have? and getting to the movies on time? - all using maths.

maths can also be magic - in fact, we can use mathematical language to describe almost anything in the universe. on a simple level, we can investigate the magic numbers appear to have.

have you ever investigated magic squares?

follow the link below...



and for a safe NZ government organised site with links to lots of NZ relevant maths stuff follow this link:


and for those keen to try out maths games and problems, check out this link:
http://www.tki.org.nz/r/wick_ed/maths/interactives.php

122 comments:

Kitty Kat said...

ohhhh!
cool!
ms lennox said something about this maths thing you had on your timetable that we had no idea what it was!

sounds cool!
I have a headache but at the thought of you and not a reliever it lifts slightly.
I like the mummy idea too!
That would be really edcational!

The picture below is gross!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Yes, she did! and it sounds great! isn't weird how nearly everything is based on maths?!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i think it would cool to see more people on the blog, THE MORE THE MERRIER, hehe. i know that some people havent been on for ages and are missing out on a lot!

Kitty Kat said...

Yes WE NEED MORE BLOGGERS!!!
There is only the little 'circle' on here!
The problem at school though is that the computers don't let you comment or create a new blog.

Alpha said...

more bloggers....
i don't like maths

Paper scissors said...

Oh dear. I haven't commented in ages. I hardly comment because i've got nothing to say.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

fair enough alpha, its your opinion...

i was just thinking about in library today, when we were talking about famous NZers, that i think that it is really sad how people abuse great things and achievements eg,

Ernest Rutherford split the Atom (good...)

then people made those bombs...(ok...)

now people use bombs for killing and hurting eachother (mostly in war) which dosnt solve any problems whatsoever.... (NOT GOOD)


i bet when Ernest split the Atom, he didnt do it expecting this....

people should apreciate and USE NOT ABUSE!! hehe


........this is a bit random and i little topic.......random tangent.....sorry...... :)

this link is the aftermath of the atomic bomb strike on Hiroshima, Japan, August 1945.

http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=91847&rendTypeId=4

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

and also, RESPONSIBLITY!!!! i was also thinking about the 3 minutes silence, and think that maybe if everyone took responsibilty for there actions, maybe there would not be war, killing, and all of the other discusting crimes-things that people commit.

p.s. this is a link to an article about the 3 minutes silence.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4157460a11.html

p.p.s. dont let this get you down, it is horrible, and we cant do a lot but if take responsibility for ourselves, then, well, its a start!

SMILE!!!

Miss Candy said...

yah! can we have a poetry comp?

Paper scissors said...

Room5ian how CAN you type so fast?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

.....hehe

that would be cool miss candy!

p.s. what are we going to do with our narrative poems...?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

great to see more people on the blog, well done, keep it up!

primprim said...

if people told little kiddies that maths WAS actually a form of magic, maybe they woulld be interested in doing it...
weird.
pim:P
p.s.
magic squares are fun, but really challenging (did i spell that right?)

Smiley 01 said...

I feel so sorry for the children/babies that get abused how could you do that to a mini you =(

p.s Albert Einstein got accused for inventing the nuclear bomb but all he wanted to do was make the normal jobs easier !!!

pom said...

There is so many good links on this post, so many to look at.

mr woody said...

room5ian - your post about ernest rutherford is top shelf! thats what i'm after - truly GATE material.

narrative poems adn stories must be marked and displayed and celebrated as you have done soooo well.

we must also make our ancient egypt display.

both should be done this week.

find out where we can get cheap fresh chickens

ice point smiley and prim!

btw - how naughty were those boys today in the 3 mins silence who started the fake coughing thing?

maniac me said...

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/games/index.htm
thats a link for a poetry competition i found whilst muking around
p.s. i am a room5ian and im a girl

mr woody said...

wo - good work maniac me - who are you. give us more clues...
the link looks like a link to a history page about egypt - i shall have to investigate further...
8>)

Kitty Kat said...

It was really upsetting how some people abused that three minutes!
I thought it was really meaningfull...AND IT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN used as a joke.
People were fake coughing, laughing, talking, scratching the ground and so much more.
AND everyone talked on the way out!

Visit these sights for info on magic squares.

http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_square

Visit these for info on Canopic Jars:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar

http://www.kingtutshop.com/freeinfo/Canopic-Jars.htm

Visit my blog for info on the 'Moon Landing' in 1969
(Environmental Info)
It should be up soon.

ALso think about the meat you buy.

Paper scissors said...

I found this very interesting website about the pyramids. www.outerworlds.com/likeness/aliens/aliens.html

mr woody said...

excellent poiunts kittykat - those people were very immature and insensitve. good that room5ians weren't - or were some? if so, let me know who please.
great resource links.
fair comment regarding thinking about what you eat - it could also include what you buy as products - fair trade? animal testing? environmental issues? and more....

good work paper scissors on finding something valubale to share

8>)

mr woody said...

please excuse my typo - and mr paper scissors - VERY interesting site!
perhaps your assignment could be to propose all the evidence for the case that aliens intervened in the construction of pyramids around the globe....

Kitty Kat said...

Yes that would be interesting!!!!!
I think we should have a 'blitz' day where in a couple of weeks we do some HUGE PLANNING and a HUGE CREATION DAY!!Where everything gets done.

Enough from me..I'm going to bed for an early night.
Just posted my post on the Moon landing.

Paper scissors said...

Booya!!! I have just updated the random evolving story (by the room5ians).

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

YES! i think it would be cool to have a whole day to just to our egypt study. -great idea kitty kat!!!

once again, responsibility!!!! it was extremely insensitive and i think respect also comes into it, it was very disapointing (the bad stuff was)

welcome to the blog maniac me! it is great to see more users and happt blogging everyone!

and back to the ernest thing, it is very disapointing how people accuse others of things, when it is not there fault eg;

i dont think ernest split the atom for destructive reasons (which could be acused )

Miss Candy said...

'maniac me' is monica!!! Wow who knew i'ld me first to get it! welcome back maniac!
did you room5ians know that they found neptune by math! wow!,LOL! when you think of it that way it is kinda getting more magical!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Wow!! i suppose they found lots of them by math because telescopes etc involve reflection, angles, etc! yay!

Kitty Kat said...

WOW yeah that is cool!
Maths really is very cleaver!
Welcome Maniac Me!
Happy Blogging!

Cooper said...

Hey guys its Mr Cooper. I dont have anything about maths but check out my blog and you should find some interesting stuff about report writing.
Thats if i did it right...

cheeseboy said...

i went on some of the maths sites and the maths were quite easy and i found a good site called

http://www.mathmastery.com/cyberchallenge/index.cfm?CFID=6407&CFTOKEN=23909467

ps who is ernest rutherford

cheeseboy said...

did you have a blog before or after you came to our class???

pom said...

We must have an influence on student teachers to start blogging. Both the student teachers we have had have started blogging once they have come into our class.

cheeseboy said...

hey if you want to test your brains lots there is the hardest riddle ever.
http://www.deathball.net/notpron/

ps i got to lvl 6!!

Alpha said...

I have a new blog....

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Welcome to our absolutely spectacular, famous blog Mr Cooper!!!

Happy blogging!

Skipper Bob said...

do you notice on EVERY post we manage to get so off topic you forget what the original thing was about!!!!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Great Work cheese boy!!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hehe, we do too!!

Skipper Bob said...

Wlcome to our blog!!!!!!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

YAY!!!

Skipper Bob said...

^ oops theres meant to be an e in there

Skipper Bob said...

every 1 comment i make 2 apear mine and im a room5ians

Kitty Kat said...

Wellcome Mr Cooper!!!!!!!!
Yes we always go off topic.
Visit this site for sudokus:

http://www.sudoku.com/

And for information on Sudoku visit here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudoku

I think they are brilliant way to learn maths and logic!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Cool kitty kat....does anyone get the "stitch"? see my blog for details...

Kitty Kat said...

Hi room5ians...I'm sick so not at school today but i'm wondering...Did we do literacy circles today?
If we did could someone in the S group tell me if you read chapter 2 of the war of the worlds?
If you did can you tell me as i will read it over the weekend.
Kit de (sick) Kat

8lk heart said...

Maths suck.....

Alpha said...

Far off in the distant horizon, a pure song came forth. Joined by it's family, it's bone kin, a heartbreaking melody rose up with the sun............

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

kitty kat! as far as i know we didnt read chapter two, i left half way through for my inquiry project, but i know that we worte and discussed a sumary of the chapter and the mood .

Alpha! that is beautiful! is it on your blog?

Maths is not my favourite subject but in my opinion it is not that bad, it helps us get through, understand, and discover/ learn things everyday!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

See this website for stuff about the japanese kakuro, the tougher brother to sudoku:

http://www.kakuro.info/

Alpha said...

It's on my blog snow....
yay a new blog

Kitty Kat said...

83l
Ok room5ian.

Alpha said...

ok 83

Skipper Bob said...

it is like what room5ian said we are not on second chapter we just discussed number 1

Skipper Bob said...

oops i forgot to ask

how do we get to sci-fair????

do we take our boards or school?????

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

When is science fair?

Kitty Kat said...

26th of august or something...SB I don't know about yo but my board IS at school!
It has been for ages........

Skipper Bob said...

** SCI-FAIR**
Thursday 23rd
starts 23 of august (thurday morning interveiws) its not this thursday but next thursday morning we get interveiwed and then they judge
Friday 24th
24 of august (friday (all day) results/PRIZGIVING!!!!!)

yeah my boards at school but...

do we take them to the venue or does school????

and do we take ourselves or school??????

where is the venue??????

Skipper Bob said...

out of 58 comments 25 are kitty kats and im a room5ians!!!!!!!!

Skipper Bob said...

about that 3 minutes silence thing i heard a really good point about it:

that 3 year old died because people were silent about her being abused...
how would being silent in her rememberance help?????

thi9s is something that was thought provoking for me and i just thought you should hear it to

Kitty Kat said...

hmm...yes thatpoor girl.
I just think that the three minutes were showing her respect.
Ok.
24th of August got it!
school takes them there and the venue is the Hamilton gardens.
All this is in your NCAS thingymicjiggy I think....

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

thanks for the information about science fair skipper bob and kitty kat! ill keep it in mind.

that is a really good point skipper bob and i think maybe it was to think about it all, etc. i think people who know about it not saying anything about it is just as bad as the people who actually abuse.....mmmm...,. it is so sad......

Kitty Kat said...

hmmm yes...83l
SCUM they are SCUM!

mr woody said...

skipper bob - that is a very insightful thought.
and yes, kitty kat - they are.
i wodner how someone gets to a stage in their life when they could do such things. i imagine drugs an alcohol were involved.

Kitty Kat said...

hmmm...............
It would be really strange to think like that!
I wonder what they were like as kids and whether they had a difficult life.
Quite possible.

Skipper Bob said...

Yeah its just my puppy got to the NCAS thing and it is no longer readable
then i lost it

Skipper Bob said...

maybe they got abused as kids to and its all a huge circle

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i dont tthink there is any excuse for what they have done. they shouldnt have really been under the inluence of alcolhol and drugs in the first place. it is just discusting fullstop and i dont know how anyone could live with the thought of what they have done.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

eewwww! its just pathetic.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i just dont know ANYONE!!!! could live with the thought of what they have done....or even have thougth.;...i dont know.....mmmm...

Kitty Kat said...

hmmmm...poor you SB!






IT IS SOOOOO PATHETIC!
HONESTLY!!!!

!!!!
My friend aivilO is biting me!
SO it is hard to write.
Drop back later.

Skipper Bob said...

Your friend is biting you?????

Skipper Bob said...

not really poor

Kitty Kat said...

Not really biting...HORSEY biting (a kind of tickling!)
My cats are very distructive.
One of them dribbles on things (MY PILLOW!!)
And the other attacks people (AT 4 IN THE MORNING!)
Sigh...animals eh!
Has anyone else noticed our clustr map growing/
I also have clustr maps onlots of my blogs.

We should study moon landings (my enviro info blog has info on a moon landing.)

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i got woken up extremely early this morning....mmm....yawn...... oh well, hes still my cat! hehe

Kitty Kat said...

hehehe!
I was greeted by a rather 'kittenish' tackle this morning!

Miss Candy said...

whatnow(a kids t.v progam) is holding a class room competition.
we have to write a srcipt of why our school is the bomb. if we win we will recieve a video cam for a week to film the script. we then send it into them where it will be played in front of the nation making us famous! (which we already are of course!)
so is anyone interested?
it also relates to our photography assignment! mr woody what do you think?

this post has a lot of inrelevent comments by one asks us to be relevent, not naming anyone here, kitty kat! im of topic too so i guess your not the only one to blame!

is'nt the image below king tut? I saw that on a website saying it was!

math is really complacated. I know that you can use algebra to work out almost everything!
oh i was just wondering
(if you dont like things that are crazy please dont reead on!)
maybe magic squares could tell the future or with the right numbers bring you luck. who knows? probably albert einstin- but we dont know he knows for sure!

good bye for now!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Hey miss candy, that is a great idea!!! i like how you have related it to our photography assignment! we can seriously put our new skills to the test.....

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Hurray for maths!!!!!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

wow! look at all the comments!! i love the way we go of on little blogging tangents!

maniac me said...

wow!!!!!!!!!
80 soon to be 81
isn't that a record
mr woody, you need to put anouther post on here
also i've got 2 soon to be 3 extra blogs called i didnt know that...
and strawberry shortcake.
they are my brother and sister soon to be sisters um i want to write more but i've got to get ready and make my
other sisters blog
tata4now

Kitty Kat said...

Ms Candy!
I don't think that you really have any right to say that I go off topic.
I follow where others lead and tangents are great - everything (almost) to say about magic squaes have been said in the last 82!!!!!! Comments!

That is a brilliant idea though!
What do you think Mr Woody!?!?

Hey and also - Mr Woody do you get to choose the people who get to go on EOTC Animal Camp?

Ta

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

mmmmm....tangents are great!! i think we learn more and have more fun (sometimes) rather thatn completely sticking to topic. i dont think that the comments are "irrelivent" miss candy, i think they are irrelivent when they have no mojor purpose etc.
83 comments must be a record!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

84!!


tangent

tangent [tánjənt]
noun (plural tangents)
1. line or surface that touches another: a line, curve, or surface that touches another curve or surface but does not cross or intersect it
2. trigonometric function: for a given angle in a right-angled triangle, a trigonometric function equal to the length of the side opposite the angle divided by the length of the adjacent side
3. part of survey line: the part of a survey line that is straight
4. digression: a change of topic that is not relevant to the subject currently under consideration
5. music part of clavichord: a part of the clavichord that resembles a small hammer and strikes the strings

Microsoft® Encarta® 2006. © 1993-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

even tangent is related to maths!!!! cool!!

Miss Candy said...

yes(sorry i read the last sentence of that comment) im aroom5ian! it is the line touching the(not circumference) exterior of the circle!:)

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

um, er, ? see my blog for details on........Walt Disney!!

primprim said...

87!!!!!
Walt Disney is really cool.
I think that the What Now thingy mac bob sounds cool!!!!!
By the way I can't wait to see my yr 6 friends from knighton normal at our school on open day!!!!!!
pim:P
p.s. I've got something about the inter-intermediate gymnastics competition i and two others went to last tuesday.

maniac me said...

hey um i found some websites to go on the first is
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/games/index.htm

the second is
http://www.eyelid.co.uk/

the third but DEFINATLY not the least
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/egyptjournal/facts.html

thats all
P.S. MR WOODY YOU MAY BE SICK BUT YOU STILL MUST BE ABLE TO PUT ANOUTHER COMMENT ON OR ARE WE TRYING TO GET A 100 COMMENTS ON HERE?

p.P.s sorry bout the capitals forgot to turn them off

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

lets go for 100!! it wont be hard! hehe......i have a new post on each of my blogs.....

Great websites Maniac me!!

shorty said...

I know this is not really on the topic and I don't want to sound like I'm begging you to come to my blog and vote on my poll but I think you should come on my blog and vote on my poll

Smiley 01 said...

Yay I am post number 91 !!!!

I am going to your blog now shorty !!@@##$$%%^^&&**(())__++

Miss Candy said...

im ninety two, mr woody you bate your old score(74??):)

p.s do ya like da idea of the what now thing?

Alpha said...

93 yay...
I have a new blog on it..
Can someone put feedback on it?

shorty said...

I am up to level6 on that riddle thing, it's confusing

Skipper Bob said...

95!!!!!
lets go for 150
with MORE BLOGGERS it will be simple

Skipper Bob said...

the what now competition seems strange...

what do you do?
our class is the bomb
our class is the bomb
our class is the bomb
etc.


**96**

Our cats aren't terrible but...

one begs for attention than attempts to chew your hand (or head) off for touching him
but also if you don't give him attention he attacks your foot

cats are unpredictable!

Skipper Bob said...

hats the riddle thing??????

Skipper Bob said...

^ hats is meant to be whats if you did not know ^
98

Kitty Kat said...

99!!!

Skipper Bob said...

*****100*****
But the what now thing still sounds cool

Alpha said...

101 I have 5 blogs yay

pom said...

We'll have a 150 comments on this post in no time, thats if eveybody pitchs in. I have a question for Kittykat and Room5ian, How do you come up with so many cool topics to comment about? They just seem so appropiate and they lead us all off onto tangents. What would we do without bloggerz. The only reason I don't post that much is because I don't have anyrhing to write about, even though I should have!!

Skipper Bob said...

still not as much as kitty kat

pom said...

103 comments

Oh and I like the what now idea

pom said...

I mean 104, now 105

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

106!!!! yay!!yes, i like the what now thing, but i think that we need to finish all 'unfinished work' before we start that.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

oh, i checked out your blog Alpha, its very cute!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

it is fantastic to see so many DIFFERENT (!) people on the blog, welldone everyone!!!

Kitty Kat said...

Yes welcome everybody!!!! YAY YAY YaY!!!!!!!!
Happy happy happy happy!
I don't know how the topics come about!?
What now thing still seems really cool even now!

109!

Visiting now Alpha!

Alpha said...

k...
Meet Lupen....
He has his own cutsie blog

Miss Candy said...

why does it sound weird skipperbob?

Miss Candy said...

why does it sound weird skipperbob?

pom said...

Is anybody nervous as me, Mrs Barham is coming into our class soon. My book is a mess. Good luck to the people looking after the Yr6 students, i hope you can persuade them to join Peachgrove.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

im sure they will come.....dont be nervous!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Whats weird?

Yeah, i have ssome new posts too, feedback very welcome!!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Find out more about Kyzak on my blog......

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Its interesting to see where on our clustr map where no one has seen us.... i wonder why.....(topic starter :) )

Kitty Kat said...

Ohhh!
I'm sick!
again!
hmmmmmmm........the contries that visit our blog are proberbly looking for SCHOOL blogs live 'Room5 school blog' kind of thing.

Miss Candy said...

get well soon all sick people!:( we miss you all! specialy you kitty kat!

Alpha said...

get well soon

Paper scissors said...

im in for the what now thingamajiggyCABBAGE cabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbabbage

Paper scissors said...

sorry 'bout that
hehe

122!

pom said...

By yourself paper scissors