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German Math

While some braniacs write about skateboarding, others are using it to trick poor defenseless little kids into learning about math. Math and skateboarding just don’t mix. Ok, that’s not true. But since I can’t read this German public service advert about math, I have to make up something. Closer to home, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industryjust got a $2.9 million grant for a traveling exhibit called Access Algebra to stoke middle-school kids to “promote creativity and innovation and build math literacy… …focusing on math as a tool to create and invent everything from rap music to race cars to a skate park.” – Thanks to Dave Tobin for the tip. $2.9 million seems like a lot of dough. Maybe someone at the National Science Foundation needs to work on their math a little. The Germans are ahead of the game already. They’ve got a web site and a video trailer for what I guess is their math museum. I’ve heard they aren’t too good at math, all their answers come up Nien! (Sorry.)

[Source: Red Box via Skateboardgeruechte.de ]

Das Jahr der Mathematik

Advert for a math exhibit? Click to Enlarge.
German Math

Jahr der Mathematik trailer.

6 Comments

  1. I think I know the reason for this. According to the march issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society (what you don’t subscribe?), Germany has officially declared 2008 as “mathematics year”.

  2. Is that why the URL is jahr-der-mathematik?

  3. JAKEANDANNOY on February 26, 2008 - Reply

    Pointless ad’s always remind me of a song from the Minutmen. Sure there’s obviously an objective and gain from it, but I think advertisement for shit like milk and beef(its whats for dinner,bitch!)and math are just pointless to me.
    My homie Ramone said it best when we were unemployed and wasting our time on the couch. We saw like 3 commercials in succession, but I can only remember 1 for milk and another to stay in school.

    Ramone:
    “See, white people always trying to boss me around on tv.”
    (Im paraphrasing but its pretty damn close)”First, they like, stay in school nigga”! But shit,if im home smokin a blunt watchin this cuz I dropped out, you aredy too late!”

    “the commercial aint goin change my mind then”

    “and if im a good student in school, I aint seeing that commercial”.

    “And milk? Nigga are you kidding me?! That shit’s in everythang even if you dont drink it, you aint got no choice!”
    Well said Ramone. Well said indeed.

  4. damienhialation on February 26, 2008 - Reply

    jakeandannoy, you are insane. 🙂

  5. JAKEANDANNOY on February 26, 2008 - Reply

    Well said, Damienhialtion. Well said indeed.

  6. Hateboard on February 28, 2008 - Reply

    i’m against math.
    team literature for life

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