Activity Sheets

We use The Simpsons in select classes when an episode contains significant mathematical content that we would have covered in the class anyway, or when it serves some other important course goal, such as reducing math anxiety and fostering creative thinking. Please also see our suggestions for successful implimentation and cautions about some of the possible negative effects of popular culture on students.

Geometry and Topology Activity Sheets

Pythagorean Theorem

Material from a Geometry of the Earth and Universe Segment Specifically Related to The Simpsons:

Are The Simpsons 2D or 3D?

Letter From 3D Homer to 2D Marge

2D Universes

Shape of Our Universe (Question 9)

Entire 4-week Segment

Arithmetic and Number Theory Activity Sheets

Pi worksheet, slides and notes for teachers for pi-day activities

Fermat's Last Theorem (see Fermat Near Misses by Elkies for related advanced material)

Blackboard Equations

Pre-Calculus and Calculus Activity Sheets

A Function of Professor Frink's Hand?

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Probability Activities

The Simpsons Lottery

See also Futurama Worksheets

Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University, and Dr. Andrew Nestler, Santa Monica College

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Complete seasons of The Simpsons are being released as DVD box sets

Carli Entin's Middle Grades Activity Sheets

Math on The Simpsons by Carli Entin, Scholastic Math, February 14, 2003, Vol. 23, No. 9 cover story, pages 4 - 5.

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Lisa is being punished for doing Venn
diagrams in her class. We encourage
you to do math in class!