Martha Math


I just learned about the show Whatever, Martha! from a friend of mine.  The show consists of Alexis Stewart (Martha Stewart’s daughter) and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt watching and commenting on old episodes of Martha Stewart Living.  Like a domestic version of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

I prefer the one about making s’mores (mostly because, Seriously?  Homemade sticks?) but in an effort to keep it math related I’ll post a 5-minute snippet that has some math.  Here’s the word problem:  if the diagonal of the square is 10½″, what is the side of the square?

(Apparently Martha and her mom have a better relationship than this video would imply.  If Martha Stewart is OK with this, my respect for her has just gone way up.)

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