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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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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:

  • 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:

  • Play some team-building math games:

  • 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:

  • Write a musical composition.

  • Double or triple a recipe and determine the measurements accordingly.

  • Go here for math help:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • Make paper models of polyhedra:

  • See many more online math resources:

  • Play the Dinosaur Doubles Math Fact Game:

  • Play chess.

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