Category Archives: Math Mayhem

A little Simpsons math fun as laid out by our resident “data-geek” Super Safi!

Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 30 – Imperial Units for Weight

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

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Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

This week we go back to an episode of The Simpsons from 26 years ago and look at the Imperial Units for mass.

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 29 – Imperial Units for Lengths

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

This week we go back to an episode of The Simpsons from 20 years ago and look at the Imperial Units for lengths.

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 28 – Factorials

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

In honour of last nights The Simpsons episode, we take a look at one of my favourite aspects of mathematics, factorials.

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 27 – Padovan Sequence

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

101 years ago today, the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918, the armistice took effect marking a ceasefire between the allied forces and Germany, leading to the end of World War I. In honour of the signing of the armistice, we are celebrating Rememberance Day in Canada, Veterans Day in the US, and similar holidays in countries around the world.

This week we look at the first mention of World War I and armistice in The Simpsons.

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 26 – Reducing Fractions

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

This week we look at Bart’s homework on reducing fractions to irreducible fractions. I know this will split you readers into either Barts or Lisas from Postcards From the Wedge (Season 21, E14), as they so eloquently discussed fractions:

Bart:  “I would end all life on this planet just to get out of doing fractions.
Lisa:  “Fractions aren’t that hard. You just have to have a common denominator.  For example, one-half plus one-third equals three-…
Bart:  “End. all. life. on. this. planet!” [makes explosion sound]
Lisa:  “You’ll need to know fractions to make that explosion!

So let’s find out if you’re a Bart or a Lisa.

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 25 – Hyperbolic Paraboloid

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

Happy Halloween! With the THOH episode behind us and the Halloween event underway, this week we take a look at a concept that has made a couple appearances in the legendary THOH episodes.

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 24 – 666

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

In honour of last nights 666th episode, THOH XXX, we will look at some of the properties of 666.

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 23 – Smith Numbers

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

In honour of Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday October 14th, we go back to the first Thanksgiving episode of The Simpsons and look at Smith numbers.

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 22 – Seventh Heaven

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

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Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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).

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 21 – Square Pyramidal and Harshad numbers

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

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?

With season 30 officially in our rearview mirror after last nights season premiere (shout out to the use of the Pythagorean theorem in last nights episode), we continue our journey today on September 30th, by looking at some properties of the number 30 – Square Pyramidal and Harshad numbers.

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