Happy Math Storytelling Day

Feature photo (above) by L. Marie. Math comic by davidd. Both via flickr (CC BY 2.0).
Math-ter and Commander

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:

Have you and your children created any math stories? We’d love to hear! Please share your links in the comments section below.

Storytelling Activities

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:

Don’t Forget the Snacks

Sierpinski Cookies-19

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:

9 thoughts on “Happy Math Storytelling Day

  1. I hope you don’t consider this spam, but I have self-published an entire 32-page comic book with heroes who have math-based powers. In their very first adventure, they have to solve a prime number puzzle to escape a villain’s trap. It’s called Solution Squad, and it’s easily searchable.

  2. It looks like a fun story, Jim!
    I added a link to your comment, in case others want to check it out. I’ve been trying to get to your Facebook page, but FB seems to be temporarily broken. 😦

  3. Thanks for all you do in the field of math! I have also created a series of children’s rhyming books that introduce place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using characters. It’s called Arithmetic Village. I love that there are many people who are committed to ensure math is assessable to all types of learners. 🙂

  4. Thanks, Denise. Math Storytelling Day is a great birthday present for me. (One of my students wrote me a math story!)

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