8 Great Ways to Keep up Your Math Skills During the Summer and Return to School Ahead!
Did you know that your children could lose one to three months' worth of learning during the summer? Math skills do not need to be lost during the summer. Opportunities to practice math are everywhere and can easily be made a part of so many activities we do. They can be fun activities like card games, cooking, gardening, building, crafts, shopping - talk about fractions as you cut up a watermelon, double a recipe, measure the area for your new garden. You can even find math watching the Tour de France – it has become such a science.
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Earth Day Every Day Mural
A collage of Dov's Earth Day Murals and Seeds of Peace Murals with schoolchildren from Los Angeles to the music of Sagewing, Earth Day Every Day
Tour of a Recycling Plant
This is a video from a tour of Vista Fibers Recycling plant in Texas.Read more »
Ways to Memorize Pi
- Memorize 4 at time
- Repetition through a song
- Putting the digits of pi to sequential music notes
- Memorizing a poem with the number of letters matching the digits of pi memory chart
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What Is a Leap Year?
A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing one or more extra days (or, in case of lunisolar calendars, an extra month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. For example, February would have 29 days in a leap year instead of the usual 28. Seasons and astronomical events do not repeat at an exact number of full days, so a calendar which had the same number of days in each year would over time drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally inserting (or intercalating) an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year which is not a leap year is called a common year. Source: WikipediaRead more »
Mothers just love when their kids do math!
Here are some Mother's Day math activities to make any mom proud.
- A dozen Mother's Day roses cost $15.60. How much is each rose?
- Bake your mom a Mother's Day cake. Make the measuring a challenge: half the recipe and then triple it!
- Call your grandma to tell her much you love her. If you talk for 20 minutes at 5 cents a minute, how much does the call cost?
Cost of Trip to Visit Grandma for Mother's Day
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Will you be my math-en-tine?
Love is like Pi, natural, irrational and very important!
— Lisa Hoffman
The time of year approaches when symmetrical Valentine hearts flourish, Fibonacci flowers are sold by the dozen, sweetheart candies are sorted, and you can count up all the ways you love your Valentine... and math!
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