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    Keep Math Skills Sharp Over the Holidays with this Super Snowflake Math Activity

    By Mathnasium | Added Dec 2, 2019

    Help your children keep their math skills sharp, even over winter vacation, with this fun Koch snowflake math activity.

    The winter holidays are upon us! With them come days off school, traveling to visit family, cozy evenings by the fire, and much more. During these cozy, celebratory times, it's easy for kids to lose some of the strides they've gained with their math tutoring. We want to help your children keep their math skills sharp, even over winter vacation. The math activities you'll find below are a fun way for kids to practice math from anywhere in the world when they aren't able to come into the math learning center.

    Swedish mathematician Helge von Koch (rhymes with "Coke") discovered this pattern, which, when repeated in smaller and smaller iterations, creates a unique and beautiful snowflake. Click on the appropriate file below to download this wonderful December math activity. Have your child make as many as they want to hang up as decorations around the house!

    Lower Elementary Koch Snowflake Activity

    Upper Elementary Koch Snowflake Activity

    We wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season!

     

     

     

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