Welcome to Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Mathematics for Christmas:
These activities were inspired by one of my grandsons’ favorite Christmas songs: the Twelve Days of 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.
The Twelve Days of Mathematics
Day 6: Six Geese a-Laying
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtledoves and a partridge in a pear tree.
Today is the half-way point – Day 6. Younger mathematicians will investigate
multiple representations through a multiple representation match for the number 6. If you find this is beneficial for your students check out the MRM Primary Packet and MRM Intermediate packet that can be found at:
For the older mathematicians perfect numbers will be the focus. One activity has students validating the first four perfect numbers and the second activity has students investigating how to generate a perfect number while taking a look back at some important history of mathematics.
For background on perfect numbers check out the MacTutor article and/or the Math Forum article that includes notes about patterns.
Enjoy the sixth day of Mathematics and check back tomorrow for Day 7!
Links for TES US:
The 12 Days of Christmas K – 3 Day 6: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/12-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-6-k3-11178933
The 12 Days of Christmas Intermediate – MS Day 6: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/12-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-6-int-ms-11178937
The 12 Days of Christmas Secondary Day 6: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/12-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-6-secondary-11178929
Links for TES UK:
The 12 Days of Christmas K – 3 Day 6: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/12-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-6-k3-11178939
The 12 Days of Christmas Intermediate – MS Day 6: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/12-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-6-int-ms-11178938
The 12 Days of Christmas Secondary Day 6: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/12-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-6-secondary-11178948