By Susan Ohanian
From the birthday of the guy who wore size-23 footwear to the discovery of the sandwich, this eclectic and quirky selection of activity-based occasion anniversaries (two in step with day, for each day of the yr, from January 1 via December thirty first) provides a mix of great and light-hearted oomph to math guideline. offers possibilities for gathering, organizing, and graphing info; when it comes to financial matters; brooding about components of dimension; and extra. perfect for integrating math with different components of the curriculum and touching on math to the genuine global.
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Au/chess. Investigate There are 64 squares on a chess board. What attributes can you discover about the number 64? DAY-BY-DAY MATH Teacher’s note: 64 is the sixth power of 2: 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 64 is the third power of 4: 4 × 4 × 4 64 is a square number: 8 × 8 64 = 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 13 + 15 64 is a multiple of 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32, as well as of 1 and 64. MARCH 10 1953 Colonel John Hunt and his Mt. Everest reconnaissance team, including Edmund Hillary of New Zealand, leave Kathmandu. ) Eight tons of supplies have already been hauled by porters to an advance base camp on Everest.
Johnny “Tarzan” Weissmuller broke the world’s record in the 100-meter swimming 2 event. He did it in 57 5 seconds. The American Bowling Congress awards the first gold medals for perfect-score games. 1919 Investigate Research the fastest time on record today for swimming 100 meters. How much faster is it than Johnny Weissmuller’s time? FEBRUARY 25 1905 Adelle Davis, future nutritionist and author, is born. Later, her fervent message is, “You DAY-BY-DAY MATH Two national parks are established. The Grand Canyon National Park, in northwest Arizona, covers 1,218,375 acres.
1937 The first blood bank in America is established in Chicago. There are between five million and six million red blood cells in one drop of blood. There are also between five thousand and ten thousand white blood cells in that same drop of blood. Investigate What is the ratio of white to red blood cells, using the five million and five thousand estimates? MARCH 16 1937 Dr. Amos Tversky, future cognitive psychologist, is born. During his career he 38 investigates how people make decisions. In 1988, he publishes a study, based on his analysis of the National Basketball Association playoffs, that disproves the popular belief that players have “hot hands”—that is, that when a player has just made a shot, he is more likely to make the next attempt.