Zombie Math

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

Zombies have become big in popular culture the past few years. So big in fact, that they have even invaded math! Here are several articles about the zombie math outbreak.

The Best Way to Teach Kids Math and Science? Zombies (Wired): Texas Instruments has a program called “STEM Behind Hollywood” that provides free downloadable classroom activities that run on computers, TI graphing calculators, or on iPads. Here is a video about the zombie lesson, starring Mayim Bialik:

Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math (LiveScience): This article profiles the work a mathematics professor at the University of Ottawa, who has developed a mathematical model for zombie transmission (which can be used in real-life epidemiology).

Wolfram Demonstrations even has a demonstration that models the spread of the zombie pathogen during a potential apocalyptic scenario. 

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