MATH STORYTELLING DAY
On September 25th, Math Storytelling Day encourages everyone to tell stories through math. This is a day to appreciate all the ways math enhances our daily lives.
The day is a great opportunity to get children excited about math through stories and games. Math stories can include logic, patterns, puzzles and numbers. Tell math jokes and sing songs about math. It’s an excellent way to explore math and promote learning.
HOW TO OBSERVE #MathStorytellingDay
Explore math stories, make up new ones, listen to others tell even more math stories. Terrific ways to celebrate the day include:
- Math collages
- Create a math storybook
- Play a storytelling game
- Develop math puzzles that tell a story
Use #MathStorytellingDay to post on social media.
Educators, visit the National Day Calendar classroom for ways to incorporate this day into your school calendar.
NATIONAL MATH STORYTELLING DAY HISTORY
The Natural Math Community of Naturalmath.com created Math Storytelling Day in 2009. Inspiration struck Dr. Maria Droujkova after reading a blog post by Seth Godin entitled “What should I do on your birthday?” Seth encouraged readers to think bigger than themselves when making birthday suggestions to friends. Dr. Droujkova took the idea to heart and declared Math Story Day would be shared with friends and family on her birthday, September 25th. Not only did Dr. Droujkova share math stories, but the first person to respond, Sue, shared a birthday with Dr. Droujkova, too.