Friday math movie: Murderous math tricks
By Murray Bourne, 06 Aug 2010
Here are a few things to think about from a whacky English guy, Kjartan Poskitt.
He starts by folding a hexagon, which has a surprise twist at the end. He then proceeds to do some paper based number and geometry tricks, involving area.
Should math class be more like this? I don't mean circus-like, but if things are mysterious and intriguing, then they are immediately more motivating than the "one correct answer" type problems that students normally struggle with.
See the 2 Comments below.
6 Aug 2010 at 5:17 pm [Comment permalink]
Almost, but not quite his real name!
6 Aug 2010 at 9:09 pm [Comment permalink]
Thanks for alerting me, Jon! Actually, it was a challenge to find his name in the first place (from his YouTube profile, at least).
I've amended the post.