Hooray for September 25th — it’s Math Storytelling Day!
Celebrate Math Storytelling Day by making up and sharing math stories. Everyone loves a story, so this is a great way to motivate your children to play around with math. What might a math story involve? Patterns, logic, history, puzzles, relationships, fictional characters, … and yes, even numbers.
For inspiration, visit:
- The original Math Storytelling Day post
- Math Storytelling Day at Math Mama Writes
- Stories about The Idea of Counting at Cut the Knot
- Maria’s story about Apple Math Snacks
Have you and your children created any math stories? We’d love to hear! Please share your links in the comments section below.
Over the years, my own children and my Math Club kids have enjoyed a wide variety of mathematical stories. We may even have done some of them on Storytelling Day, though I wasn’t keeping track.
For instance, once upon a time we:
- Played a story-telling game
- Imagined the secret life of numbers
- Explored historical mathematics
- Made up word problems from literature
- Revisited the story problem challenge
- Read a wide variety of living math books
- Created a fictional math adventure saga
- Wrote about a math lesson that turned into an experiment
- And shared the story of solving a tough math problem
Don’t Forget the Snacks
Even when it’s fun, math is hard mental work. Make sure your children’s brains have plenty of fuel with these official Math Storytelling Day snacks: