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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 three-dimensional 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 15-minute presentation "|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities, Fun for Kids, Humor|
|Math Topics:||Pi, Calculus (Single Variable), Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Triangles and Other Polygons, Number Theory, Probability|
|Math Ed Topics:||Public Understanding of Math|
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