Synopses & Reviews
From the birthday of the man who wore size-23 shoes to the invention of the sandwich, this eclectic and quirky collection of activity-based event anniversaries (two per day, for every day of the year, from January 1 through December 31) adds a blend of serious and light hearted oomph to math instruction. Provides opportunities for collecting, organizing, and graphing data; relating to monetary issues; thinking about areas of measurement; and more. Ideal for integrating math with other areas of the curriculum and relating math to the real world.
In Day-by-Day Math, teachers will find amazing statistics to ponder, puzzles to solve, and math magic to celebrate. Well-known author Susan Ohanian has compiled a quirky collection of fascinating facts related to familiar and not -so-familiar historical events; each one leads to a mathematical problem, investigation, or activity suitable for students in grades 3 through 6. Imaginative and rich, this resource provides teachers with a hefty and diverse collection of ideas that will help them add an extra bit of oomph to their math lessons.