You may remember Math52, a Kickstarter project from Mathalicious which reached its goal in June. This promised, “every week for a year we’ll create a short video exploring a unique application of math in everyday life”. Now the Mathalicious video series has launched with two videos, both less than two minutes in length, available via YouTube.
The first video, Tip Jar, explores tipping in restaurants.
When we go out to eat at a restaurant, it’s customary to tip as a percent of the total bill. But is this fair? And what are some other ways we might pay waiters & waitresses?
The videos are snappy and nicely produced. The Mathalicious website offers free lesson plans and materials to support the video in the classroom.
YouTube channel: Mathalicious: the Video Series.
Math52, a project by Mathalicious to “offer a fresh vision of what it means to teach math”, has surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal, which means that the project will receive the pledged money and can go ahead. At the time of writing, over $36,500 have been raised, well over the target of $27,000.
The aim is to “create a new video exploring a unique application of math in everyday life” each week for a year. The Kickstarter closes on Saturday the 16th of June, so there’s still time to throw some money into the pot and get what I assume is a discounted year’s subscription to all the material they produce.
Information: Math52 on Kickstarter
Source: Keith Devlin on Twitter
Previously: Math52: A Fresh Way to Teach?
‘Math52: A Fresh Way to Teach’ is a Kickstarter project currently seeking funding. The organisers offer the following promise: “Every week for a year we’ll create a short video exploring a unique application of math in everyday life.” The emphasis is on providing teachers with material to enrich their teaching. You can find out more by watching the video below and visiting the Math52 Kickstarter page.