Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Math

For some, Memorial Day is simply a 3-Day weekend that marks the unofficial kick-off for summer. Actually, the first Memorial Day observance was in 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of soldiers in Arlington National Cemetry. You can use this Memorial Day to teach students the true meaning which is to honor those who have given their lives in service for our nation.

I do not have suggestions for math concept books today, but you can click here for a list of books about Memorial Day that you may find helpful.

Teaching Tip
For a math tie in, students can use fractions and geometry skills to construct a patriotic patchwork quilt using red, white and blue construction paper.

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