Category Archives: Data & Infographics

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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How much would it cost to send my teen off to Hogwarts?

This awesome infographic was Tweeted this week: Click here to access the original page. I bet some fun mathematics could be conjured from this data!

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The Twitter “Print Effect”

Have you ever wondered how long it would take for you to print out your entire Twitter timeline? I Tweet as @pgraiser and here is an infographic of my Twitter data: http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/printeffect/embedded/stats/pgraiser Created by Cartridge Save, providers of laser toner … Continue reading

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Infographics: Magic Beans & The Fries that Bind Us

We all know that McDonald’s and Starbucks can be found everywhere–but just how far is their global reach? Click here to view two great infographics with much math teaching potential and a great deal of student engagement.

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The Math of Tsunamis

While watching the news coverage of the terrible earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that followed, I was awed by the math possibilities. After a little research I found a few math resources for this “teachable moment”: -A new math … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Prop Bets (um…”predictions”)

UPDATE: The only prop bet result I caught was the Gatorade…it was orange. If you know the results to any interesting Super Bowl prop bets please share by posting them below! Its almostĀ Super Bowl Sunday and placing bets on your … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day Data

Groundhog Day is right around the corner (February 2) so I thought I would do a little research to see if I could find some math activities and resources that are associated with the “holiday”: Groundhog Prediction Project – This … Continue reading

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