Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!
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Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing mathematical journey involving fractions, probability, Fermat’s last theorem, and hundreds of other aspects from the wonderful world off mathematics.
And what better way to start your week, then by discussing math Monday morning?
What better way to start the week of the 7th by looking at the number 7. Consider yourself in seventh heaven as we look at lucky number seven in this seventh year itch of the game (and don’t forget to come back as this post is available 24/seven).
In Bart Gets a “Z” (Season 21, Episode 02), Bart and his friends get Mrs. Krabappel drunk to get her to loosen up, which ultimately results in Principal Skinner firing her. Her replacement is Mr. Zachary Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn impresses the students with his texts, Facebook posts, and other social media uses.
One of his lessons includes sending the class a time-lapse video of him wearing football jerseys with multiples of 7.
7 x 1 = 7
7 x 2 = 14
7 x 3 = 21
7 x 4 = 28
7 x 5 = 35
7 x 6 = 42
7 x 7 = 49
7 x 8 = 56
7 x 9 = 63
7 x 10 = 70
7 x 11 = 77
7 x 12 = 84
7 x 13 = 91
7 x 14 = 98
7 x 15 = 105
7 x 16 = 112
7 x 17 = 119
7 x 18 = 126
7 x 19 = 133
7 x 20 = 140
Multiplication tables (aka times tables in some countries) are traditionally taught as an essential part of elementary arithmetic around the world, as it lays the foundation for arithmetic operations with base-ten numbers. Here is an example of a multiplication table.
Now that we’ve completed a look at the multiplication table of the number 7, be sure to keep them in mind when you want to multiply something by 7.
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