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A Flurry of Ideas for Winter Math Activities

It’s finally autumn, and here in Chicago that means there’s a feeling of foreboding in the air about when winter’s going to hit. A small comfort in the changing weather is that it offers some opportunities for winter math activities, specifically those that are relevant to students’ personal experiences.

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Halloween and Animal Fun While Exploring Big, Bigger, and Biggest

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll and A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian are two children’s story books that present opportunities for children to explore the mathematical concept of measurement, particularly the Big Idea that all measurement involves a “fair” comparison.