Nine plus seven equals sixteen.
Today is Wednesday, September 7, 2016. I am certain momentous events have occurred on this day: marriages, births, deaths, and so much more that is meaningful in our lives as we track the slow passing of time, making each day count.
I have always been fascinated with numbers and ‘created’ math days when the alignment of the month, day, and year created a math equation. In today’s case it is an addition problem. This year there are fifteen math days – twelve addition days and three multiplication days, if you were wondering.
This year, I teach U. S. History and science to eighth graders. I don’t teach math and it’s the only CORE subject I have not taught in my teaching career. I’ll point out the date to my eighth graders and they’ll note it, then we’ll move on. It’s an interesting way to look at the day, another way to count the day, while making the days count. Continue reading Math Day