Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
Create a "Geometry Star"
Create a "Geometry Star" This is one of my favorite geometry activities to do with upper elementary students. It's a simple review of point, line, line segment, endpoints, angles, and ruler use, plus the "stars" turn into unique, colorful art work for the classroom! Be the first to know about my ...
Seven Stars of Matariki read by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins.
Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pu...
Math Craft Monday: Community Submissions (Plus How to Make an Orderly Tangle of Triangles)
It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought that we'd try and create something known as an "Orderly Tangle" or "Polylink". This week we had a few submissions based off the projects of the week: creating parabolic arcs from straight lines and creating concentric circles.