School may be out, but math doesn’t have to take a break for the Thanksgiving holidays! Measurement, estimation, patterns, and geometry come in handy when decorating your home for the holidays. I like to keep guests entertained with a friendly competition while the turkey is roasting in the oven.
You might not remember being pushed around in a stroller when you were 1 year old. But even so, you’re probably pretty sure the stroller didn’t have a gas-fueled engine driving it at the speed of a car. That didn’t stop one record-breaking dad from building the world’s fastest baby carriage.
When you fling yourself into a pile of leaves, do you ever wonder how many leaves are in there? You might be surprised at how quickly the number of leaves pile up.
My husband and I make a point to raising our daughter with a passion for learning about other countries and cultures. At eight-years-old, she’s already a seasoned traveler, even though she doesn’t enjoy flying. Still, she braves the planes every year for her favorite route – from San Francisco to New York, so we can visit my parents in New Jersey. In honor of Geography Awareness Week, we flew that route in our backyard. I’m going to show how we flew across the country in our own backyard, so you can do the same in your yard or at a local park with this fun map scale activity.
One of the most fun things about numbers is the patterns they make. It’s even more fun when the number patterns can be found in nature, like Fibonacci numbers. Read on to find out about the Fibonacci pattern and celebrate Fibonacci Day today!
When you buy a banana, zucchini or tomato at the grocery store, it just pops from the shelf into your shopping bag. But that fruit or veggie may have already traveled thousands of miles to reach you! Two people from National Geographic decided to track the journey of a box of strawberries. It might shock you to find out how well-traveled your fruits are.
If you love climbing, do we have the jungle gym for you. It’s the new Infinity Climber at Liberty Science Center. “Infinity” is a math word: it means “forever” or “endlessness.” And while the Infinity limber doesn’t go on and on forever, it is pretty big and full of math and exercise!
Riding a rocket must be incredibly exciting. But it must be even better to zoom on a rocket up to the International Space Station and stay there. Sailing 268 feet above our heads, the ISS celebrates its 15th birthday today. So if you look up in the sky tonight and see it floating by, make sure to give it a “Happy birthday” shout out!
Did you know that November 23 is a Fibonacci Day? Why? Because 11-23* (1, 1, 2, 3) are the first numbers in the famous Fibonacci sequence. Fibonacci sequence starts with 0 and 1, and then every next number is the sum of two previous numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…). We celebrated by making a Fibonacci LEGO Build together.
What better way to fall asleep than to count sheep — and better yet, a whole parade of them? Every year nearly 1 million sheep are lead through Madrid in search of warmer weather. Even though this may cause a traffic baa-ck up, it must be interesting to see (and count!) so many sheep parading through the city.