# Math Activity Themes: Pumpkin Math

Each of the math activities in this new Mathwire collection capitalizes on students' love of pumpkins. Fall is the season that students begin the search for their own "perfect pumpkin" so these activities were created to help students develop mathematical concepts using a pumpkin theme.

Activities and resources in this Mathwire collection include

• math mats
• measurement
• symmetry
• glyphs & graphing ideas
• math-literature connections
• games
• problem solving
• View the Mathwire Math Activity Themes: Pumpkin Math to view and download the pumpkin activities You'll find a variety of resources to meet the differentiated needs for additional practice or challenging enrichment.

## More Fall Math Activities

Be sure to check out the Mathwire Fall Math Activities collections for more seasonal math activities and resources designed to develop mathematical concepts and skills:

• Fall 2005 Math Activities: include Measurement Man, pumpkin activities, symmetric faces, coordinate graphing, samples of student work, literature connections and problem solving,
• Fall 2006 Math Activities: include fall math activities, spider games, bat math, fall glyphs, fall coordinate graphing activities, fall problem solving and additional fall math activities
• Fall 2007 Math Activities: include spider math, bat math, math-literature connections, problem solving, coordinate graphing games and activities and fall glyphs.
• Fall 2008 Math Activities: The Fall 2008 collection is organized by Standards/Objectives to make it easier for teachers to coordinate activities to match current units of learning. There are many suggestions for including seasonal themes in regular mathematical lessons.

## Mathwire Blog

Don't miss the new Mathwire Blog for the latest updates on Mathwire! The Mathwire blog will feature new activities as they are added to the Mathwire collection and it will also spotlight classic Mathwire activities, adding suggestions for classroom implementation and/or modifications to best meet the needs of varied students in a classroom.

Best of all, the Mathwire Blog format allows users to comment on the activities and add their own ideas to the mix. This should benefit all of us as we try to engage students in learning mathematics.

Check out the new Mathwire Blog and be one of the first to become an active contributor to the Mathwire family. The Mathwire Blog replaces the old Mathwire subscription e-mail lists so that you are constantly up-to-date on Mathwire happenings.

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## Mathwire Search Options

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