Seasonal Math Topics
These math activities are organized by seasons. Elementary teachers often incorporate seasonal activities as craft projects. Many of these seasonal craft projects can be mathematical as well with a little forethought. Browse the activities for projects to add that reinforce mathematical concepts and skills through seasonal and holiday themes.
- Back-to-School Activities
- Back-to-School Activities: include glyphs, math-literature connection, problem solving and daily math routines.
- September 2007: Back-to-School Issue includes writing in Math class, active participation, using math templates.
- August 2006: Back-to-School Issue includes active participation strategies, morning math activities, math games, math Who Has? games, Fall math activities, virtual manipulatives link.
- Fall Math Activities
- Fall 2005 Math Activities: include Measurement Man, pumpkin activities, symmetric faces, coordinate graphing, samples of student work, literature connections and problem solving,
- Fall 2006 Math Activities: include fall math activities, spider games, bat math, fall glyphs, fall coordinate graphing activities, fall problem solving and additional fall math activities
- Fall 2007 Math Activities: include spider math, bat math, math-literature connections, problem solving, coordinate graphing games and activities and fall glyphs.
- Winter Math Activities
- Winter 2005 Math Activities: include Koch Snowflake, Penguin Math, Snowflake Activities, Snowman Problem Solving, Literature Connections, Winter Glyphs, Winter Data Collection, Gingerbread Activities, Winter Coordinate Graphing, Holiday Problem Solving, and samples of student work.
- Winter 2006 Math Activities: include penguin math, winter coordinate graphing activities, snowflake activities, literature connections, winter glyphs, winter problem solving and links to additional online activities
- Winter 2007 Math Activities: include Winter Geometry, Pattern Block Snowflakes, Snowman Math, Penguin Math, Gingerbread Math, Winter glyphs, Winter Coordinate Graphing Activities, Winter Problem Solving, Winter Math-Literature Connections, and Links to Winter Math Activities on the web.
- February 2006 Math Activities, updated for 2007, include Freedom Quilts, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Winter Olympics
- Valentine's Day 2008 Math Activities include Valentine Probability, Valentine Discrete Math, Valentine Quilts, and Valentine Symmetric Faces.
- 100th Day of School Activities
- 100th Day Activities includes suggestions and links to help plan this important mathematical day.
- Math-Literature Connections: 100th Day of School lists books about 100 that may be used as part of the 100th Day celebrations. Activities for these books are currently under development so check back for additions.
- Earth Day Activities
- Earth Day Activities includes suggestions and links to help teachers include math activities on this important day.