Monthly Archives: August 2011

Drag Racing Integers

Image Source: http://graphics8.nytimes.com The positive force of a drag racing car at full speed is far too big to be overcome by normal braking. It is like an integer sum of 1000 and -300. There is still 700 of forward … Continue reading

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Rounding Numbers

Image Source: http://www.polymernotes.org Rounding off is important when we deal with money. Money comes in 10, 20, 50, and 100 notes. We can think about dollar amounts more clearly if we picture them as being made up of individual bank … Continue reading

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Straight Line Graphs

Image Source: http://www.carzi.com So what does a straight line graph and a spectacular stunt jump have in common? Well we will land that one for you shortly. Many of us have studied straight line graphs at school, and in later … Continue reading

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Composite Areas

Image Source: http://www.theplancollection.com In the real world, objects are often not just simple rectangles and triangles. Instead they are created using a variety of geometric shapes. Image Source: http://img210.imageshack.us We call these objects “composite shapes”, because they are composed of … Continue reading

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