Math Fireworks

Workshop Activities

1. Craft - Tessellations

2. Key Points – Show Me the Math! - Various careers and the math they use

3. Collaborative – Math Show – playing with the numbers!

4. Writing – It's Greek to Me! – Greek and Latin words for our numbers

5. Math/Logic – Math Races – Timed tests

6. Genius Principle – Mirror – Exercise to be relaxed and ready for more math!

7. Big Activity – Math Can Be Fun! – Five math games

8. Movement – Bouncing Sums – Having a ball with math addition game

Minecraft Class

  • Doubling a recipe

  • Measuring point, line, plane, area, and volume

  • Make 10 activity with Cuisenaire rods

  • Build Challenge: Make a visual representation of your favorite number

Upcoming Activities

  • Call to Adventure – Livestream every Tuesday morning at 6:45 AM on Celebration Education Families Facebook page:

  • Field Trips

  • Body Worlds exhibit and IMAX movie at California Science Center 1/17

  • Upcoming workshops in Santa Ana

  • How to use real books to teach reading skills – without textbooks and worksheets!

  • Italian Holiday Celebration in Corona 12/18



Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Leonardo loved chess. He was probably the illustrator for Luca Pacioli's chess book. On a tiled floor, stand on opposite corners of the room from your friend. You and your friend will each take turns moving across the floor as a chess knight. The objective is to be the first to get to the other person's place on the floor.

  • Use dice to draw rectangles. Roll a die. The number indicates how many line segments on the graph paper to draw one side of your rectangle. Roll the die again. This number indicates the number of squares for a second side of your rectangle. Complete your rectangle by drawing the remaining two sides. How many squares are in your rectangle? Repeat this process several times.

  • Do some online timed tests:

  • Starting from zero, figure out and write down the Fibonacci Sequence.

  • All of Leonardo’s investigations regarding natural phenomena were carried out with a firm belief in the mathematical principles underlying all forms. One might even say that he “thought” in terms of proportions – sound, light, the shapes and dimensions of all living things, all were believed to be governed by “omnipresent measure” or divine proportion. Go on a natural math hunt. What mathematical principals and shapes can you find in nature? Write about it in your journal.

  • Drop an orange, an egg, and a watermelon. Discuss why the watermelon and egg break, but the orange does not?

  • The number of spirals on the head of Romanesco broccoli is a Fibonacci number. Try some Romanesco.

  • Make a collage of pictures of nature that exhibit obvious golden spirals patterns.

  • Use beads to string a necklace with a Fibonacci bead pattern.

  • Cut a bagel to make two linked parts (bagels, knifes, instructions):

  • Perform a math show for your family.

  • Play some online math games:

  • Design print, and race to complete your own timed tests:



  • Play an Insect Addition Game:

  • More math games: