Fall Into Great Math Skills

Sep 26, 2018 | Diamond Bar

Fall has arrived! The change of season brings so many great things from cooler weather, leaves changing color, pumpkins and pumpkin patches, Halloween and Thanksgiving! We don’t know about you, but we sure do love fall at Mathnasium! With a new season here in full force, we want to share some great ways to incorporate math into your fall festivities.

 

Leaves: As we get further into fall you will notice (if you haven’t already) the leaves changing color all around you. When they change color, the leaves will often fall to the ground and need to be picked up. A great way to get students involved with the clean up is to challenge them to find the longest leaf out of the pile. All they need is a ruler and a pad of paper to keep track of the lengths.

 

Pumpkins: From visiting a pumpkin patch to just stopping by your local grocery store, you will find pumpkins literally everywhere during this time of year. When picking out a pumpkin, challenge your student(s) to guess the approximate weight of the pumpkin they pick out. Once you get home, weigh the pumpkin on a scale to see how close their guess was to the actual weight of the pumpkin.

Halloween: While out trick-or-treating this year, keep track of how many people you see out in a costume. From that number, take the percentage of those costume wearers that have on masks. You could also take percentages for other categories such as those dressed up as a superhero, those dressed up as animals, or those dressed up as tv show characters.  

While most of these ideas are pretty basic in effort, we strongly believe in incorporating math skills no matter what time of season. Fall is also a wonderful time of year to stop into Mathnasium to discuss your child’s math goals for the year. Give us a call today! 909-254-4132