Welcome to Day 8 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 8: Eight Maids a-Milking
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 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.
Day 8 is all about one of my favorite topics in mathematics, Pascal’s Triangle. There are so many things students can learn about mathematics using Pascal’s Triangle as the beginning point.
The materials for the elementary and middle school activities are from an eBook I wrote using Eric Carle’s story Rooster’s Off to See the World that has many activities supporting early mathematics all framed around the literacy connection: Primary Activity Packet for Rooster’s Off to See the World, eBook can be found here: TES USA or TES UK.
Extensive facilitation notes are given for a myriad of activities from using the triangle and the 12 days of gifts for basic counting, composition of numbers, and decomposition of numbers, to pattern development, to the Binomial Theorem and other activities applicable for secondary students. Blank masters and full color activity sheets as well as an oversized work mat are provided. See picture splash for each activity to see what all is included. All three can be downloaded and used by upper level students.
Enjoy the eighth day of Mathematics and check back tomorrow for Day 9!
Links for TES US:
The 12 Days of Christmas K – 3 Day 8: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-8-k3-11180043
The 12 Days of Christmas Intermediate – MS Day 8: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-8-int-ms-11180045
The 12 Days of Christmas Secondary Day 8: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-8-secondary-11180048
Links for TES UK:
The 12 Days of Christmas K – 3 Day 8: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-8-k3-11180056
The 12 Days of Christmas Intermediate – MS Day 8: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-8-int-ms-11180055
The 12 Days of Christmas Secondary Day 8: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/twelve-days-of-mathematics-for-christmas-day-8-secondary-11180054