As I’m sure you’re aware, there’s only THREE days left until the SPRING FLING WRITING CONTEST!!!
(WOO!! AHH!! YEEEEAH!! THE CROWD GOES WILD!)
And, as I’m sure you’ve heard, three is also the magic number!😁 Math is everywhere, right?!
One of my favorite things I learned in college was number meanings.
For Pythagoras and his followers math was everything, it explained and described everything. Numbers had gender, music associations, meaning.
The number three was considered harmonious. As it is composed of one (unity) and two (diversity), Pythagoras thought of three as bringing the two together in harmony. Think about how musical chords are groups of three notes, how the unification of these diverse sounds makes harmonious music—isn’t math just beautiful?
So now, you have three harmonious days left to make sure your #SpringKidlitContest entry is in order.
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Can’t wait to see your entries!
Please share in the comments below what your favorite number is and why. And if you’re participating in the #SpringKidlitContest, tell me what you’re enjoying most or looking forward to most about the contest.
(I wasn’t able to use my old textbook as a resource for this blog post because I keep it at work for the students to check out if they want, so I used the following resources to double check the accuracy of my statements above: Dartmouth and StoryOfMathematics.)
If you want to dig even deeper this Harvard resource great too!
And just for a laugh, some funny things that come in threes: from OnlyGood.tv