UPDATE: Some of the links below have gone missing, as internet sites tend to do. Check out my *huge* new blog post:
We interrupt our regularly scheduled math program to bring you the following Christmas links…
First, A to Z Home’s Cool offers some fun for older students and teachers:
- An Engineer Calculates Santa’s Trip
- 14 Days of Homeschooling and other Holiday Jokes
- The math blog 360 posts some more advanced Christmas fun here and here.
Also check out the annual Price of Christmas Index to see what the “12 Days of Christmas” gifts would cost you this year. Or explore the Nrich Advent Math Calendars to play with a new math activity every day until Christmas.
You can find just the song here: http://vihart.com/music/gauss12days.mp3.
And now, something to keep the youngsters busy while we finish our Christmas shopping, wrapping, baking, and everything-ing:
Easy Christmas picture sudoku Christmas tree puzzle Christmas chart/table worksheets Word problems, grades 1-8
Two middle school teachers provide an assortment of word problems:
Winter-Themed Fun and Games
Finally, Mathwire.com puts together a tremendous grab-bag of hands-on activity ideas for every elementary and middle school student on your list:
Update: More Christmas Math
- Have a Mathy Christmas
Favorite books and other gift ideas.
- A Penny for Your Math
Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a few pennies…
- Christmas with Alexandria Jones
Mathematical fiction with activity ideas and crafts.
“Whimsical Ornament” photo by Tracy Ducasse via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).