Oct
1
Sun
Mango Math October Calendar
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

Mango Math is a company devoted to making math more accessible to students by creating materials and activities that relate to the real world. Here is a sample. They create a calendar each month with fun, quick, real world math challenges. See a printable version.

Oct
15
Sun
Make a paper airplane
Oct 15 – Oct 21 all-day

Math is the fundamental tool of aeronautical engineering. Whether modeling shapes, designing on a computer, checking stresses and strains, calculating fluid dynamics or determining areas, math is the root of all these activities. Math is the fundamental principle behind almost all engineering, and there are few important functions that can be accomplished without it being used in some form.

How is Making a Paper Airplane math?

The flight of your paper airplane will be impacted by the shape, symmetry, weight, height, air flow, etc.

  • Try making paper airplanes at home.
  • Use different sizes and types of paper.
  • Create different styles by folding your plane in different ways.
  • Add weight by taping or folding in objects like coins, paperclips, or other small objects.
  • Change the flight of your plane, by throwing from different heights, and with different amounts of force.

Keep track of the distance of each flight to learn which is your best paper airplane configuration.

Oct
18
Wed
Rocket Math
Oct 18 all-day

Rocket Math is an app offering Math Skills practice for various levels of math students.

Rocket Math is available on iTunes.

You can choose from addition or multiplication

Building math fact confidence is an important piece of working toward math success. It allows for the emergence of higher level math thinking and problem solving.

 

Oct
23
Mon
Sequencing – In Order
Oct 23 all-day

Sequencing is an important part of math because it allows you to investigate and identify the relationship between 2 or more things. How are these things the same, and how are they different? How is one changing to become the next. Here are some examples and ways to practice.

Sequencing numbers:

3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, …
How is this sequence of number growing? What are the next 5 numbers in this sequence?

1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, …
How is this sequence of number growing? What are the next 5 numbers in this sequence?


Another term commonly used for sequence is In Order.

This is a great way to spend time learning how your child thinks about math. Ask your child to put a group of objects “in order.” When the task is completed ask for him or her, “How did you decide in what order these items should be placed.”

Nov
3
Fri
Discovery Festival @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Discovery Festival @ Albuquerque Convention Center

12 Months of Math will have hands-on math activities for visitors at the 2017 Discovery Festival, a Big Brothers Big Sisters project. Sandia National Laboratories and Explora will have stations set up for visitors to experience Math in “Matter and Energy,” November’s theme.

Nov
4
Sat
Discovery Festival @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Discovery Festival @ Albuquerque Convention Center

12 Months of Math will have hands-on math activities for visitors at the 2017 Discovery Festival, a Big Brothers Big Sisters project. Sandia National Laboratories and Explora will have stations set up for visitors to experience Math in “Matter and Energy,” November’s theme.

Nov
12
Sun
Geography Awareness Week
Nov 12 – Nov 18 all-day
Geography Awareness Week

Celebrate National Geography Awareness Week

Sun., Nov. 12 – Sat., Nov. 18, 2017

Geography is a type of science. It is the science of studying the Earth and how things happen in the environment of the Earth.

What does a Geographer do?

Geographers are interested in Earth’s physical features, such as mountains, deserts, rivers, and oceans. They are also interested in the ways that people affect and are affected by the natural world.

What math does a geographer use?

Geographers use a great amount of math and statistics. Some examples would be populations of not only humans, but many other life forms as well. Geographers use math to develop and use various types of maps, data tables, and graphs.  Where do Geographers work? Visit American Association of Geographers

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