Activities and Fireworks for Numbers


March 18-22

The Phantom Tollbooth, Chapters 14-16

Workshop Activities

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

Minecraft Activities

  1. Measuring chunks with decimals

  2. Averages mini builds

  3. Ratios experiment

  4. Build challenge: famous mathematicians

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Fireworks

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:

  • http://www.adaptedmind.com/Math-Worksheets.html?type=mathaids8

  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

  • http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/monkeydrive/addition/MDAddDoubles.htm

  • http://www.coolmath.com/

  • Do some customized timed tests. Try to beat your own score.

  • http://www.math-aids.com/

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

  • Play some math games:

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

  • 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

  • Play chess.

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