March 1, 2010
ENTER OUR VIDEO CONTEST!
Write and record your own math music video, and you could see your work on our Web site—and win a Nintendo DSi or a copy of Band Hero for the DS Lite! Download the official entry form here.
Print or project this issue's 10-question Skills Review (PDF).
DOWNLOAD THE TEACHER'S EDITION
View and print lesson plans, extension activities, and NCTM standards in this issue's Teacher's Edition (PDF).
related to the articles and skills in the March 1, 2010 issue of Scholastic MATH Magazine.
For each, we indicate if it is intended for students, teachers, or both.
- “FAST MATH,” PP. 2–3
STUDENTS & TEACHERS: From “Nutty Numbers,” see a video of the world’s largest ball of plastic wrap!
- “NAT & ALEX IN THE FRONT ROW,” PP. 4–5
STUDENTS & TEACHERS: See the view from each section in the Staples Center.
STUDENTS: Learn more about Nat and Alex Wolff and their upcoming projects.
- “HELP AROUND THE COMMUNITY,” PP. 6–7
STUDENTS: Find opportunities to volunteer in your community through trusted organizations.
- “MAKE YOUR OWN MATH MUSIC VIDEO,” PP. 8–9
STUDENTS & TEACHERS: As inspiration for our contest, take a look at Drew D’Amelia’s “Mathmaticious” music video!
- “SHECKLER GOES FOR A SPIN,” PP. 10–11
STUDENTS & TEACHERS: Here’s a video of Tony Hawk landing the 900, so you can visualize what 2.5 rotations look like.
- “BIG PUZZLES FROM A SMALL SCHOOL,” PP. 12–13
STUDENTS: Here are some more puzzles for you to solve.
Then, write your own and mail them to us!
- “THE DECIMATOR!,” PP. 14–15
STUDENTS: Practice writing decimals as percents, and vice-versa.
- “WHY DOES X ALWAYS MARK THE SPOT?,” P. 16
TEACHERS: Here’s a New York Times article on Al Jaffee that interested students might want to take a look at.
It includes this interactive feature with many of Jaffee’s classic MAD Fold-Ins!