Category Archives: Holiday Math

Where will you be on 3/14 at 1:59?

I know all my math folks got the title! Of course March 14 is Pi Day and like the Times Square ball drop at midnight on New Years Day, Pi Day is ushered in at 1:59 (pi = 3.14159…). I … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day Data

Groundhog Day is right around the corner (February 2) so I thought I would do a little research to see if I could find some math activities and resources that are associated with the “holiday”: Groundhog Prediction Project – This … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday & Black Friday by the Numbers

Welcome back math educators! I hope you had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving! Christmas is right around the corner and most of us have about 17 days until the Winter Break. Our students may will be distracted by the merriment of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Mathematics

Many of you have only two days of school next week and your students will surely be thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are a few Thanksgiving/Math ideas to weave into your lessons: The Marathon Meal (http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2008/1/28/the-marathon-meal.html): I have posted … Continue reading

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Halloween Numeracy

I know that many of us are in the middle of a chocolate and candy corn fueled whirlwind, but here are a few fun (numeric) facts about Halloween that you can share with your math students on Monday: $66.28 Amount the average … Continue reading

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