Welcome to Day 10 of the Twelve Days of Mathematics for Christmas:
One of my grandsons’ favorite Christmas songs is the Twelve Days of Christmas. In honor of this song I am creating The Twelve Days of Mathematics for Christmas. There are activities for K-3. Intermediate – MS (grade 4 – grade 7), and Secondary (Grade 8 –Grade 12) and correlated to the number of the day. Check below for the links to the FREE resources for both TES US and TES UK.
Day 10: Ten Lords a-Leaping
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtledoves and a partridge in a pear tree.
Ten is the foundation for our number system! Today’s activities span from a basic matching game which includes the Roman Numerals (which did not have a
Ten is the foundation for our number system! Today’s activities span from a basic matching game which includes the Roman Numerals (which did not have a character for zero!) to composing figures and calculating values based upon either base ten materials or monetary values assigned to pattern blocks. Writing about very large and very small numbers as well as employing a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two numbers in scientific notation provides the opportunity for older students to work with powers of 10. Included are some website resources that students always find engaging! For the secondary, although they could be adapted for the intermediate and younger middle school mathematicians, is a variety of number puzzles that I have collected over the years that in some way employ the number 10! Enjoy! And as usual, be sure to check out all the activities as you may find things suitable for some of your students.
Check out some cool websites where your students can see the power of orders of magnitude in action!
US Census Population Clock: http://www.census.gov/popclock/
US Debt Clock: http://www.usdebtclock.org/
World Debt Clock: http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/
Enjoy the tenth day of Mathematics and check back Monday for Day 11!
Links for TES US:
The 12 Days of Christmas K – 3 Day 10: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-10-k3-11180923
The 12 Days of Christmas Intermediate – MS Day 10: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-10-int-ms-11180935
The 12 Days of Christmas Secondary Day 10: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-10-secondary-11180936
Links for TES UK:
The 12 Days of Christmas K – 3 Day 10: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-10-k3-11180937
The 12 Days of Christmas Intermediate – MS Day 10: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-10-int-ms-11180941
The 12 Days of Christmas Secondary Day 10: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-10-secondary-11180940