Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Puzzle Wednesdays

Worth Carnahan is one of those Golden Age artists who has fallen into near complete obscurity despite some very good work. For the next few weeks, we'll take a look at some of the puzzle pages he did for Harvey's Champion Comics.

Here's number 2 in the series. Check back next week for another edition and the answers to these puzzles.




From Classic Puzzles for the Classroom
















Monday, April 20, 2015

"Sweet Number Pi" -- a rare PG-rated Monday Video

Most College Humor videos are definitely not suitable for the classroom. This one is fairly safe (and very funny), but you should definitely proceed with caution.







Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Puzzle Wednesdays

Worth Carnahan is one of those Golden Age artists who has fallen into near complete obscurity despite some very good work. For the next few weeks, we'll take a look at some of the puzzle pages he did for Harvey's Champion Comics.

Here's number 1 in the series. Check back next week for another edition and the answers to these puzzles.






From Classic Puzzles for the Classroom

















Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Video -- Rube Goldberg Machines

[Every Monday for the next few months, we'll be posting a short video clip here at You Do the Math. All will have at least a tenuous connection to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Teachers can use these as writing prompts or as starting points for larger lesson plans (I'll try to include some hints now and then), but the main purpose is simply to have a little fun.]

Everyone's education should include a lesson on Rube Goldberg devices.

OK GO -- This Too Shall Pass




Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday Video -- Interactive Magic from David Copperfield

[Every Monday for the next few months, we'll be posting a short video clip here at You Do the Math. All will have at least a tenuous connection to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Teachers can use these as writing prompts or as starting points for larger lesson plans (I'll try to include some hints now and then), but the main purpose is simply to have a little fun.]

I have heard that Copperfield commissioned Max Maven to create illusions for him. This might be an example.

As a class activity, I would suggest running through all the permutations to show how your first choice doesn't matter.












Monday, March 30, 2015

Video fodder -- NASA edition

If I get a chance, I may put together some short edits of these for Monday videos. In the meantime, serious space buffs can have some fun with these in their full-length glory.

TOWARD THE UNEXPLORED




HISTORY OF THE AIR FORCE 1954 - 1964 -- FROM MISSILE DEVELOPMENT TO SPACE




SPRINGBOARD TO SPACE -- THE ARNOLD CENTER STORY



Apollo Soyuz






Time of Apollo


Moonwalk One, ca. 1970