Math Event of the Month
Math Days We are developing a list of willing particpants
and a set of ideas for Activities and Gallery Events which will lead to a
day of celebration for each month of the year. For instance, Math
Dress-Up Day concludes a month of investigating the ways math is u sed to
design, produce, market, purchase and wear clothing. Students and
teachers then wear a chosen mathematically inspired costume and bring an
explanation for the mathematics involved in their choices. The product is
then captured as an image and dis played as part of a web site including
descriptions. An example of this is
Math Dressup Day for 1996 at Sammamish High School.
All is negotiable here, of course.
need suggestions for the blank spots.
Activities are completed by each
participating group. The results are sent in to be shared and
Gallery Events are
planned over the course of the month. They result in one special day when
outfits are worn or kites are flown. This is photographed. Each site
builds a web page to commemorate and explain their participat ion. The
Math Forum will index these sites.
Jam||Math Dress-Up |
|October||Eight Slide Puzzles & Magic Squares||Math-O-Lanterns|
|November||?||Math Build-It Day|
|December||Human and Other Knots||Math
|February||Golf & Reflections||Math
|April||Math Games||Math and the Internet|
|June||?||Math in Nature|
|July||?||Mat in Science|
(Please include your name, email address, your
school's name and grade levels.)
for the list is http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/mathed/lessontitles.html>-->
18 March 1996