GIVEAWAY for Math Storytelling Day!

Hey all, I have some super exciting news!

Math Storytelling Day is on September 25, and to celebrate here on the MathIsEverywhere Blog, we have a special giveaway from children’s author Corey Rosen Schwartz!

Before we hop into it though, Kaylynn Johnsen won the critique in the previous post for most mind-blowing information! Congrats Kaylynn!

Twinderella cover

Now on to Math Storytelling Day! Never heard of it? No worries! I hadn’t either, but it’ll definitely be a new tradition for my family and classroom.

It was started in 2009 by an amazing woman, Maria Droujkova. According to Checkiday.com, “Maria Droujkova wanted the day to celebrated for her birthday. She said, ‘Tell your math stories—to a friend or on your blog, to your class or to your kid.’ This day celebrates math storytelling in its many different forms.” Isn’t that exciting?! What an awesome idea!!

To win a copy of Corey Rosen Schwartz’s awesome picture book, Twinderella: A Fractioned Fairy Tale, all you have to do is share in the comments what you’d like to do for Math Storytelling Day this year.

No ideas? Start here: Storytelling Day Resources or get ideas directly from Corey herself, check out these awesom fraction activities from the book!

Math activities

 

You can get a bonus entry for each library you request the book for, just share in the comments and a bonus entry for retweeting on Twitter, too!
Let’s get the word out about Math Storytelling Day!


Finally, I’ll leave you with extra inspiration: here’s a sneak peek of this awesome fairy tale retelling:


Can’t wait to read all your awesome Math Storytelling ideas and good luck in the giveaway!

54 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY for Math Storytelling Day!

  1. How fortuitous! Just yesterday I came across the word “geotry” on the title page of an old book about supernatural incidents but I couldn’t find a definition anywhere on the web. It kept asking me if I meant “geometry”. So, lacking a definition, I’ve decided that “geotry” is a type of poetry written either in geometric notation for use in magical spells. For Math Storytelling Day, I’m going to attempt to write a piece of geotry! 🙂

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  2. What a fun book, and I love the activity sheets! Both of my local public libraries already have copies (YAY!), so I requested a copy to share with my Elementary students and teachers and will share the worksheets with them as well. I also tweeted about the contest. 🙂

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    1. That is RIGHT up my alley! Do you know I have two slogans in life and one is “Eat a cookie while you can”? I NEED to check out this book, too! Thanks for the recommendation. Good luck on the giveaway and I just have to say, thank you for sharing STEM with your students; teachers like you are the best 🙂

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  3. I tried to comment earlier, so I apologize if this is a repeat…
    I think for math storytelling day this year, I would love to take my kids to the forest, count pinecones/fish/squirrels, etc and make a story out of what we see. And what a cool looking book, I can’t wait to see it!

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    1. Aw, sorry for the technical difficulties, but I don’t see a repeat, so go Katie!

      That sounds amazing; I want to go to the forest, too. Love that you’re including nature. When you see the pinecones, you can share this with your kids: http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html#section4.2

      Here’s the original page for more Fibonacci fun: http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html

      Good luck on the giveaway! It is a great-looking book, and let me know in the comments if you request it from your library!

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        1. Awe, WordPress can be hard to comment on, I’ll try to research it, this works great and I’m sure Olga won’t mind! That sounds awesome, are the problems within the book or endpages like these fraction ones? Yay for getting your copy!

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  4. The book looks fun and adorable, Cory! I may be counting my friend’s birthday candles on Math Storytelling Day–if they have enough room for them all! And I’ll probably tell a story or two about the birthday boy : ) Thanks, Kaitlyn!

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  5. I think a food-based fraction activity sounds like fun! I remember learning about fractions in school, and they’d be talking about cutting up a pie or a pizza, and I was always so disappointed we weren’t actually eating either of those, just talking about them. So actual pies and pizzas all around on the 25th!

    Oh and I did retweet this as well. 🙂

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    1. YAY! You’re awesome, Abi! Thanks for sharing and that sounds delicious. What grade do you teach?
      With fractions, one way to be really thorough is to use rectangles instead of circles since circles aren’t broken up into odd numbers like 7, 9, etc. I forget the name of the man that shared them at the California Math Council conference I attended years ago, but here’s a great (and comical) post about it: http://fawnnguyen.com/fraction-division-via-rectangles/

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  6. Great post, Kaitlyn! In kindergarten, my students are learning about shapes. To go along with the idea that shapes are everywhere, I am going to give each child a piece of paper and shape. From there, they can turn that shape into anything they imagine to see that shapes are just shapes, but can be ladybugs, butterflies, rockets, you name it! Also, congratulations on an awesome book, Cory!

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  7. I love introducing math concepts with literacy! What a fun book to do that with. I would like to create some type of paper quilt/collage and with no allergies food is a must 😊

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  8. Math Storytelling Day? I love that! And since I love anything that Corey Rosen Schwartz writes, I know i will love this book. My library already has it…and there are several copies in surrounding libraries…so I requested it and, on Math Storytelling Day, I’ll Skype with my 6-year old granddaughter and read it with her! And I tweeted and shared it on FB.

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