Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day

May is a traditional holiday in many cultures. It is similar to the Labor Day holiday celebrated here in the United States. As we celebrate the contributions workers make to all of our lives. let's also note that none of their work could be accomplished without math.

Two books that emphasize that math and numbers are all around us are Missing Math A Number Mystery by Loreen Leedy and Neil's Numberless World by Lucy Coats.

Teaching Tips
Have children work in groups to list all of the different ways they encounter numbers and math in their daily lives. Later have the students share and compare their lists. Then the children can write their own stories.

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