We’re slowly easing into another year of homeschooling. I’m having a hard time believing we’re starting our 5th year! One of our back-to-school projects was creating these fun Math About Me posters. The girls loved making them!
We started by brainstorming a list of all the things about themselves they could describe using numbers. Then, they drew a little self-portrait in the middle of the paper, and started adding math facts all around. They decorated them with fancy borders and little pictures. There are lots of ways you could make a poster like this – let your kids be creative!
If your kids get stumped, be prepared with a list of ideas. Here are the Math About Me ideas we came up with:
- phone number
- zip code
- birthday and age
- favorite number
- weight and length at birth
- number of teeth lost
- shoe size
- number of houses/cities/states you have lived in
- grade in school
- time you wake up or go to bed
- how far you can jump
- number of people in your family
- number of pets you’ve had
- number of letters in your whole name
- number of times you’ve been somewhere
- number of [things] you have (books, bikes, stuffed animals, etc.)
What would you add to our list?
Here are a few picture books to pair with your poster-making:
Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy – read this book, then make a math poster about your pet!
Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems compiled by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka – What if you thought of everything in your day as a math problem? Such a fun book!
How have your kids been playing with numbers lately?