Activities and Fireworks for Numbers
The Phantom Tollbooth, Chapters 14-16
1. Craft – Symmetrical Art
2. Key Points – Mining for Numbers – types of numbers
3. Collaborative – Infinity - Möbius strip
4. Writing – Number Words
5. Math/Logic – Finding Zero Math Challenge
6. Genius Principle – Dodecahedron – 12 faces/emotions
7. Big Activity – Bowling for Numbers Math Game
8. Movement - Number Line Number Game
Measuring chunks with decimals
Averages mini builds
Build challenge: famous mathematicians
Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana https://www.facebook.com/events/317560022131506/
Disneyland meetup: March 20 – Lands of Sight and Sound https://www.celebrationeducation.com/copy-of-theme
Field trips – Trips are currently being scheduled! New trips posted here: https://socalhomeschooladventures.com/product-category/field-trips/celebration-education-field-trips/
4/10 Celebration: Milo's Homecoming https://www.celebrationeducation.com/celebrations
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Compare and contrast King Azaz with the Mathmagician. Write down their similarities and differences.
Do some online timed tests: http://www.hoodamath.com/mobile/games/mathtimedtests.html
Starting from zero, figure out and write down the Fibonacci Sequence.
Drop an orange, an egg, and a watermelon. Discuss why the watermelon and egg break, but the orange does not?
Play some online math games:
Do some customized timed tests. Try to beat your own score.
Play some math games:
Play with dots cards: https://focusonmath.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/dot-cards-revisited/
Play some team-building math games: http://classroom.synonym.com/mathematics-teambuilding-activities-7912216.html#ixzz1FfsoIfj3
Experiment with falling objects (i.e. a rock and a feather) to determine which items fall faster than others when dropped simultaneously.
Write a Fibonacci poem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fib_(poetry)
Write a musical composition.
Double or triple a recipe and determine the measurements accordingly.
Go here for math help: http://www.webmath.com/index.html
Make a list of math skills that you know how to do. Instead of putting them in alphabetical order, put them in order from easiest to hardest.
Make a directory of mathematicians throughout history. List them alphabetically by last name. Instead of phone numbers, put their birth dates.
Learn how to use an abacus.
Make up your own mathematical puzzles.
Read books about mathematicians.
Draw a symmetrical picture.
Write a poem using haiku format (5 syllables, 7, 5) or iambic pentameter: 14 lines, 10 syllables each line, every other line rhymes, last 2 lines rhyme.
Try some mental math tricks: http://www.angelfire.com/me/marmalade/mathtips.html
Draw a picture of everyday life using geometric shapes. (i.e. oval faces, circle sun, triangle trees or roofs, square or rectangle houses, etc..)
Play board games.
On your family’s next shopping excursion, try to estimate the total cost of the bill before you get to the register. Round items to the nearest dollar to make things easier.
Play chopsticks with a friend: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chopsticks-game
Make paper models of polyhedra: http://www.korthalsaltes.com/
See many more online math resources: https://www.pinterest.com/heathm14/math/
Play the Dinosaur Doubles Math Fact Game: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Dinosaur-Doubles-Math-Fact-Game.pdf