December STEM Challenge - Building Peppermint Candy Towers
December STEM is a fun way to bring some excitement to math for kids this holiday season. Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students need something engaging to capture their attention as Christmas appropaches. This December STEM activity is the perfect challenge and it requires almost no prep and makes no mess. How many STEM activities can say that? This holiday season build some fun math practice into your lesson plans with peppermint candy stacking.
Math Olympiads for Elementary Students (moems) is a math contest for graders. Test prep for this is great for bright kids. I teach a and grade math club once a week mostly using this curriculum and the students all seem to enjoy it.
Winter vacation is over and teachers are taking on the challenge of engaging students and getting them refocused and thinking mathematically again. Many teachers utilize engaging activities to kickstart the new year and get their kids excited about learning math. So, in the spirit of get
Math Brain Teaser Challenge! (middleschoolmathman.blogspot.com)
Head coach Po-Shen Loh (far left) and assistant coaches John Berman and Alex Zhai (far right) flank the members of the winning squad: Shyam Narayanan, David Stoner, Michael Kural, Ryan Alweiss, Yang Liu and Allen Liu.
US wins Math Olympiad for first time in 21 years. Is math education improving?