Math Storytelling Day is celebrated annually on September 25th. Mathematics is a rather complex science that scares and repels many, which is why an unusual day was created dedicated to the study of this science in a playful way. The holiday encourages people to forget about simple memorization of formulas, rules, and use other methods – games that stir up interest in science.
The age of mathematics exceeds 5 thousand years, the oldest texts devoted to science were found in Mesopotamia and Egypt, they date back to 2000 BC. If you plan to dedicate your life to engineering, natural sciences, technology, mathematics is crucial for you. Scientists note that only those who feel a natural attachment to numbers and calculations are capable of devoting their lives to mathematics.
- The form in which mathematics is taught in schools scares off children rather than attracts them. If there is a goal to interest, the emphasis on memorization will not help.
- There are many ways to make mathematics a friend, for example, mathematical storytelling – games, stories, puzzles.
- Math Storytelling Day was established in 2009 by the Natural Math community. Maria Druzhkova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, suggested celebrating this day with her family and close friends, so she chose her birthday – September 25th.
- Do you know what the division sign is called in mathematics? Obelus.
How to celebrate
If you have children, tell them funny math stories, offer puzzles, logic puzzles, come up with funny characters. Try to come up with your own puzzle. Tell about the holiday in social networks, urge people not to be afraid of mathematics, this is an interesting and exciting science.
When is Math Storytelling Day in 2022?
Math Storytelling Day is observed on September 25 each year.