Snow Math

snowman

We’ve had lots of snow days here in Colorado lately.  Have you ever thought of doing a little math with your kids while they are out playing in the snow?  You could even sneak it in without your kids realizing they are practicing math.  Here are some examples for younger kids:

  1. Count how many snowballs you can each make.  Compare the numbers.  Who made more?  Who made less?  How many more?  How many fewer?  Write the numbers in the snow using a stick or your gloved hand.
  2. Make a snowman.  Measure the circumference (Around) of each snowball.  How big can you make the bottom?  How small does the top have to be? Measure the height of your snowman.  Is it taller than you?  Shorter than you?
  3. Going sledding?  How many seconds does it take you to sled down the hill? What could you do to make yourself go faster?  What could you do to slow yourself down?  How many steps does it take you to walk up the hill after you sled down?

Enjoy the snow and stay warm!

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