# 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CelebrationEdu/

Field Trips https://www.celebrationeducation.com/field-trips

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

Upcoming workshops in Santa Ana https://www.facebook.com/events/164309664153827/

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

Italian Holiday Celebration in Corona 12/18

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CelebrationEducation#/selectSessions/2050304/filter/session=35640404

**Fireworks**

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: http://www.hoodamath.com/mobile/games/mathtimedtests.html

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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli

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): http://www.georgehart.com/bagel/bagel.html

Perform a math show for your family.

Play some online math games: http://www.adaptedmind.com/Math-Worksheets.html?type=mathaids8

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

http://www.math-aids.com/

http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/add/

Play an Insect Addition Game: http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/insect-addition-game-lesson-plan/

More math games: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/15-math-games-15-minutes-or-less/