Maths in the Simpsons - Enrichment Lecture
This enrichment lecture is based on ideas from Simon Singh's book 'The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets'. It covers Fermat's Last Theorem, Mersenne primes, perfect numbers, narcissistic numbers, binary numbers and rock-paper-scissors. The slides include footage from The Simpsons, Futurama and The Big Bang Theory.

Thanks to Simon Singh for providing part of the presentation here: http://www.simonsingh.net/Simpsons_Mathematics/teachers/
and @stroevey for providing some of the clips through his TES resources.

There are 6 videos embedded in the slides which I believe you will have to save alongside the presentation to make sure they run when clicked.

If you'd like some help preparing speaking notes for these slides please tweet me (@mathsjem).

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  • Simpsons-lecture.pptx
  • 2007-USARPS-Title-Match.mp4
  • Bender-0101100101.mp4
  • Maggi---Homer---3-important-numbers.avi
  • Rock--paper--scissors.avi
  • Rock--paper--scissors--lizard--Spock......avi
  • 1st-ever-episode---where's-the-maths.avi

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Created: Feb 28, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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