I have a new project I’d love to share with you, but you have to promise that if you knew me in middle school or high school you WON’T LAUGH. Promise? Okay, good.
A few times a month I’m contributing on the Add It Up blog at Bedtime Math. They certainly didn’t look at my SAT scores for the math portion before welcoming me aboard, but they did appreciate the crazy things I do with the kids, both here and on The Risky Kids. The mission of Bedtime Math is to help kids learn to love math by looking for ways to make math a part of your everyday fun.
Every day there is a new math problem posted, and it usually revolves around something seasonal or something cool that kids would naturally be interested in. The really neat part is that you’re given suggestions as to how to pose the problem to different ages, so whether you have a wee one or a big kid you can engage them at an age-appropriate level.
A few times a week, the contributors to the blog write about activities you can do with the kids and how to find the math within the fun. We’ve estimated how much gift wrap it takes to wrap a person, learned the fine art of mini-flick football, and played with frozen bubbles, just to name a few.
Sign up for the Daily Math problem and like Bedtime Math on Facebook so you never miss a single post. Or check out the Bedtime Math book (there’s a new one coming out March 11th). And if you have any great ideas that we should tackle let me know – we can find the math (and the fun) in just about everything!