Winter, Gingerbread, Snowman & Penguin Math!

December 22nd, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Monday, December 22, 2014 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Mathwire.com

 

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

What do winter, gingerbread, snowmen, and penguins have in common? At this website, the answer is math! This site archives an assortment of fun and challenging winter-themed math activities with illustrations, animations, and downloadable worksheets that meet the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ standards. 
When you get to the site you’ll see “Seasonal Math Activities” at the top of the page. Scroll down the page slightly to “Winter Math Activities” and click on the links to activities that were created for Winter in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Use an interactive program to learn about triangles as you create your own Koch Snowflake, explore making winter glyphs, make pattern block snowflakes, and discover math-literature connections. Also explore:
  • Gingerbread Math – Learn about measurement, symmetry, probability, glyphs, and play a gingerbread man game that helps students practice coordinate graphing skills.
  • Snowman Math – Enjoy snowman skip counting, estimation, symmetry, glyphs and graphing, and test your addition skills by playing “Last Snowman Standing!”
  • Penguin Math – Learn about Pascal’s Triangle, play “Capture the Penguin” or a “Penguin Bowling Game” and discover coordinate graphing, use your math skills to solve problems about penguins.

There’s enough here to keep you busy all winter long and as other holidays come along, visit again for more ideas!

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