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Sarah J. Greenwald and Andrew Nestler  
The animated sitcom The Simpsons "contains over a hundred instances of mathematics, many designed to expose and poke fun at innumeracy," which make it "an ideal source of fun ways to introduce important concepts to students, and to reduce math anxiety and motivate students." Get activity sheets and discussion prompts about the Pythagorean Theorem, two and threedimensional geometry, and other topics in geometry and topology; pi, Fermat's Last Theorem, and other arithmetic and number theory topics; freefall, derivatives, and more calculus; and the probability of lotteries. Also read a transcript of Greenwald and Nestler's 15minute presentation "  


Levels:  Middle School (68), High School (912), College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Lesson Plans and Activities, Fun for Kids, Humor 
Math Topics:  Pi, Calculus (Single Variable), HigherDimensional Geometry, Triangles and Other Polygons, Number Theory, Probability 
Math Ed Topics:  Public Understanding of Math 
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