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Topic: [math-learn] Fraction cartoon - warning: for oldies only!
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Rex Boggs

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[math-learn] Fraction cartoon - warning: for oldies only!
Posted: Mar 8, 2011 6:07 AM
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For the AP teachers ? this is off-topic. But, heck, read it anyway.

I received the email below from a teacher in Australia.

I remember the cartoon well, even though I only saw it once - it was a fantastic cartoon. I especially remember the ending, where there were rumours of mysterious numbers living in the surrounding mountains that couldn?t be written as fractions ....

Sadly I haven?t seen it for like 20 years+ though.

Any idea where/how we can track it down? Anyone else remember it?



From: Bernie Osullivan
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 2:49 PM
To: AAMT list community
Subject: [aamt-l] fraction cartoon

Can anyone help? I?m trying to track down a cartoon from years ago on equivalent fractions. It?s in the same vain as Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land.

In a nutshell, it?s about a town where only positive integers live. No one stole because they would get caught as they only stole according to their number. ie number 2 would steal only 2 of the item, never three etc?

One day, a half of something went missing?you get the picture. Eventually fractions were allowed into the town by the other citizens, but the half kept causing trouble, but people could never find him as he would change into 2/4 to avoid detection.

I hope I have given enough info. If you know the title and its location please let me know.

Bernie O'Sullivan
Head of Mathematics
St Luke's Anglican School
4 Mezger St Bundaberg Qld 4670

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