About a week ago, an idea popped into my head, and it’s been rolling around in there ever since. I’ve created a day in her honor, and submitted it to Chase’s Calendar of Events for their 2018 edition.
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To encourage everyone to dust off forgotten jewelry heirlooms hidden in jewelry and safety deposit boxes, I’ve created “Wear Your Mother’s Jewelry Day” to be celebrated annually on August 8 (my mom’s birthday).
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Real World Math
Real World Math Printable(** for Premium Members only)
In honor of April’s status as Math Education Month, I’m starting off the month with a look at how math is used in our everyday lives. Like the little girl in Jon Scieszka’s Math Curse who wakes up to find everything in her world has turned into a math problem, once you go looking for it, you will find math everywhere.
Annenberg Learner: Math in Daily Life
“When you buy a car, follow a recipe, or decorate your home, you’re using math principles. People have been using these same principles for thousands of years, across countries and continents. Whether you’re sailing a boat off the coast of Japan or building a house in Peru, you’re using math to get things done.” This essay for teens and adults explores the ubiquity of math. Hidden within each section you’ll find interactive activities such as a worksheet to determine whether you should lease or buy a car, and a savings calculator that demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Figure This! helps families with middle-school students “enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges.” The activities are organized by topic (such as Algebra, Geometry and Measurement) under the heading Math Index. To print the challenges, follow the Printing the Challenges link (from any of the challenges) for a list of PDF files in your choice of color or black and white.
Get the Math
Get the Math uses video and interactive activities “to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems.” Learn how professionals in music, fashion, basketball and special movie effects use math, and then try your hand at an interactive challenge related to that career. “Manny Dominguez and Luis Lopez of DobleFlo talk about how their duo got started, how they use math in producing hip-hop music, and set up a music-related algebra challenge.”
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Real World Math Printable
Real World Math Wikipedia Printable
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Quote of the Week
“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.” ~~ Galileo ~~ (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. Click the link for more Galileo quotes.
Surfing the Calendar
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
Pluto Discovered Feb 18, 1930
National Engineers Week Feb 19-25, 2017
Ansel Adams’ Birthday Feb 20, 1902
Presidents’ Day Feb 20, 2017
First American Orbits the Earth Feb 20, 1962
First Steam Train Travels 10 Miles Feb 21, 1804
George Washington’s Birthday Feb 22, 1732
Steve Irwin’s Birthday Feb 22, 1962
Siege of the Alamo Begins Feb 23, 1836
Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday (one of the Grimm Brothers) Feb 24, 1786
George Harrison’s Birthday Feb 25, 1943
Tell a Fairy Tale Day Feb 26, 2017
First U.S. Chartered Passenger Railroad Service Feb 28, 1827