7 Math Holidays to Add to Your Calendar in 2015

January 2, 2015

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The calendar year has plenty of opportunities to celebrate and get excited about math. We’ve included eight of our favorites, as well as ways you can incorporate them into math lessons:

  1. Pi Day (3/14): It’s time to whip out the pies! Celebrate the power of this number by discussing its significance to the world of mathematics and planning pi-related activities, like this Pi Day scavenger hunt.
  2. Fibonacci Day (11/23): For all Fibonacci sequence lovers, November 23rd is the day for you. Check out this article for related activities.
  3. Pythagorean Theorem Day (next one is 9/12/15): On this day, find ways to incorporate Pythagorean numbers into lessons and practice problems.
  4. Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day: Throughout the year, universities and math associations gather together to honor Sonia Kovalevsky, a famous Russian mathematician, and to encourage women to pursue careers in mathematics.
  5. Math 2.0 Day (7/8): Dedicated to math-tech enthusiasts, this day celebrates the intersection of math and technology.
  6. World Math Day (3/1): As a general celebration of math and a way to get children excited about math careers, World Math Day encourages all math-related festivities.
  7. Math Storytelling Day (9/25): Telling stories is a powerful form of learning – and there’s a day to celebrate it! On Math Storytelling Day, incorporate stories and fun scenarios into math puzzles and problems.

BONUS for 2016: Square Root Day (next one on 4/4/16): Mark you calendars – not everyday is Square Root day! Find ways to incorporate square root numbers into lessons and practice problems.

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Post by Stephanie Li, PRIME Fellow

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