October Theme:  Aerospace

12 months of math

Mathematical concepts and tools are utilized regularly in aerospace. October’s 12 Months of Math activities are designed to provide concrete examples of math in aerospace and to highlight the various STEM careers associated with the aerospace industry.

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Parents’ Corner

Math Talk

Topic:  Counting is the cornerstone.

Counting is the first building block of math. Each day is filled with numerous opportunities to develop counting skills.  Beginning in infancy with an adult or older child counting aloud – to a kindergartner counting by twos, fives, and tens; the practice of counting develops the rhythm, and relationship between words and objects.

Don’t worry if your children use their fingers when they count objects they can’t touch. Fingers are the earliest math tools children have! They are always handy and ready to use. Children will stop using their fingers to count when they learn there are faster and better ways to do math (such as addition which we will discuss next.)

A few sites that offer fun ideas for counting:  PBS-Kids, Math is FunLearn with Play at HomeEducation.com

Events and Daily Activities

Math in Aerospace Events

Friday, October 6: Visitors to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum during “Darth and Yoda: The Return” can enjoy math in aerospace activities 9-11am, hosted by the museum and Explora, as part of this free epic experience, which runs 8:30-11am.

Daily Math Activities

Career Connections

Do you want to be an astronaut when you grow up? How about a pilot? What about designing the next generation aircraft? There are many careers available in Aerospace and Aviation.

  • Astronaut
  • Pilot
  • Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Electrician
  • Planning
  • Technician
  • Management
  • Sales

Get more information about careers

Fun Online Resources

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