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 its study in a playful way. The holiday encourages people to forget about simple memorization of formulas and rules, and use other methods, like games that stir up interest.
Math is five thousand years old; the oldest texts devoted to it were found in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and they date back to 2000 BC. If you plan to dedicate your life to engineering, natural sciences, or technology, mathematics is crucial for you. Scientists note only those who feel a natural affinity for 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.
- There are many ways to make mathematics fun; for example, mathematical storytelling – games, stories, and puzzles.
- Math Storytelling Day was established in 2009 by the Natural Math community. Maria Druzhkova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, started celebrating this day with her family and close friends, so they chose her birthday – September 25th.
- Do you know what the division sign is called in mathematics? The obelus.
How to take part
If you have children, tell them funny math stories, offer puzzles, or come up with funny math-related characters. Try to make your own puzzle. Talk about the holiday in social networks, and urge people not to be afraid of mathematics. This is an interesting and exciting science.
When is Math Storytelling Day in 2023?
Math Storytelling Day is observed on September 25 each year.