MATC Mathematics Club
Madison Area Technical College
Dave Ebert, Oregon HS www.oregonsd.org/webpages/debert
"The Mathematics of the Simpsons"
Downloads: Powerpoint of "The Mathematics of the Simpsons" and Document "Math of the Simpsons"
The Simpsons is the longest running scripted television show in history. It may surprise many to learn that many of the show's writers and producers have mathematical backgrounds. Over the past 22 years, there have been numerous math-related moments on the show. Come see some funny mathematical clips, and learn how mathematics from geometry to number theory have appeared on the Simpsons. Bring a writing utensil and a calculator as you too can discover the mathematics of the Simpsons!
Dave Ebert has taught high and middle school mathematics for 19 years, the last 16 at Oregon High School. He is currently president of the Wisconsin Mathematics Council (WMC), and has been on the WMC Board of Directors for seven years. He has offered workshops and taught courses at school districts throughout the upper Midwest, and has presented at a number of WMC, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Texas Instruments conferences. Dave has also been published a number of times in the WMC and NCTM journals. Dave earned his bachelor s degree from Marquette University and his master s degree from Viterbo University. He has been awarded the Young Alumnus of the Year from the Marquette University School of Education, was given a Best Buy Teach Award, and earned a Miriam Connellan Mathematics Teaching Award
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