## Archive for November 20, 2012

### Gobble Up Some Math Fun

How’s this for a change? I’m actually going to start this post with a joke…

What did the mathematician say after finishing Thanksgiving dinner?

(I overate).

The following turkey was made entirely from pattern blocks:

For some wholesome family fun, try to construct a pattern block turkey with the following:

- three hexagons
- three trapezoids
- four triangles
- five fat rhombi
- five skinny rhombi

If you don’t have a bucket of pattern blocks at your disposal, download the following template from the MJ4MF website, copy it onto cardstock, and cut out the 20 shapes you’ll need:

If that puzzle doesn’t give you enough to think about, here are a few quotes that might:

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch,

you must first invent the universe.

~ Carl SaganThanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.

~ Erma Bombeck

Happy Turkey Day!