May Math

From the NIE guide, A Plan for All Seasons” distributed by the NIE Institute. The month of May can be a busy one for anyone who is buying gifts for Mother’s Day or school graduations. May is often the month when people also start looking for Father’s Day gifts or gifts for June weddings. The newspaper is…
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Super Bowl Math For Kids From TNS

This Sunday, Feb. 1, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will kick off in Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl  XLIX  (the 49th, for those unfamiliar with Roman numerals).  To get into the spirit of the game try these football math problems from Paul Epner, the author of the Herbert Hilligan books, a series that mixes…
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Math Quickie Lessons

Here are some math quickie newspaper lessons from the Washington Times. Palindromes: Search for numbers in the newspaper that are palindromes (a number that remains the same when written backwards, such as 656). If you can’t find a palindromic number, compute the palindrome of any number by reversing the digits and adding the numbers together.…
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Newspaper Activity – Math Scavenger Hunt

Here is a math scavenger hunt you can use with the newspaper. Activities are from the guide “By the Numbers: Mathematical Connections in Newspapers for Middle-Grade Students”  produced by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation. To download click here See if you can find each of these math related items in the newspaper. Write down…
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Use The Newspaper To Teach Math!

Use the newspaper in your classroom to teach math with activities from the guide, By the Numbers: Mathematical Connections in Newspapers for Middle School Students. This free guide, produced by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, offers practical classroom math applications using the newspaper. To download the entire 48-page pdf click here Math Quick Hits from the…
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